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Detailed record for Burney 224

Author Ovid , Arnulf of Orleans, and others
Title Metamorphoses (ff. 3-180); Commentary on the Metamorphoses (f. 181v-191); and other short texts
Origin France
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written 'above top line'
Decoration Large initials in red with blue flourishing, or vice versa, the penwork ocasionally incorporating an animal or animal head (e.g., ff. 189v, 154v). Small initials alternately blue or red. 4 diagrams (ff. 3, 3v, 150v, 191v).
Dimensions in mm 195 x 115 (140 x 55)
Official foliation ff. i + 193 (ff. i, 192-193 are flyleaves)
Collation i8+2 (1st and 2nd leaves inserted; ff. 1-10), ii-xxiii8 (ff. 11-186), xxiv6-1 (last leaf missing, probably blank; ff. 187-191).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding; rebacked.
Provenance Previously bound with Burney 330 (with continuous pagination by Twysden).
Sir Roger Twysden (b. 1597, d. 1672), 2nd baronet, antiquary: signed by him (f. 2) and with his pagination and his (?) notes (f. 1v).
Sir John Saunders Sebright, (b. 1767, d. 1846), 7th baronet, politician and agriculturist: sold by him at the ‘Twysden’ sale, 6 April, 1807, lot 1107 (still bound with Burney 330), bought by Burney for £2 5s.
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney’s library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 60.

D. A. Slater, Towards a text of the Metamorphosis of Ovid (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1927), p. 34, this manuscript as 'P'.

F. W. Lenz, 'Die Wiedergewinnung der von Heinsius benutzten Ovidhandschriften in den letzten fünfzig Jahren', Eranos: Acta Philologica Suecana a Vilelmo Lundstrom Condita, ed. by Tönnes Kleberg and Gudmund Björck, 51 (1953), 66-88 (p. 83 no. 60).

Franco Munari, Catalogue of the MSS of Ovid's Metamorphoses , Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Stuides of the University of London, Supplementary Papers, 4 (London: University of London, 1957), no. 161.

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum. A finding list of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries, 7 vols (London: The Warburg Institute, 1963; repr. 1977-1997) IV (Alia Itinera II): Great Britain to Spain (1989), p. 132.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Illuminated initial

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Decorated initial and diagram

f. 3
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f. 3
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Diagram of the harmony of the planets

f. 191v
Diagram of the harmony of the planets
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f. 191v
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