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Detailed record for Burney 327

Author Isidore
Title Etymologiae, Liber XII: De animalibus
Origin France
Date 1st half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large puzzle initial in red and blue (f. 12). Small initials alternately in blue or red (green or red on f. 12). Spaces, perhaps for illustrations, remain blank. Marginal ink drawing of fantastic creature (f. 35v).
Dimensions in mm 225 x 150 (ruling very variable) in two columns
Official foliation ff. i + 43 (ff. i and 43 are flyleaves)
Collation i12-1 (11th leaf excised, probably blank; ff. 1-11); remainder uncertain.
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Speckled polished brown calf; the edges red; marbled endpapers.
Provenance Bound with two other manuscripts at an unknown date; ff. 1-11 perhaps belonged to an Oxford owner, between 1224 and 1274: the numbering in Arabic numerals of every fifth line between the columns of f. 1 is said to be typical only of between 1224 and 1274 Oxford manuscripts.
Unidentified book-seller, c.1800: with his price-code 'a/' (f. i verso, top right corner).
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. 89.

Thomas Wright, Popular Treatises on Science written during the Middle Ages, in Anglo-Saxon, Ango-Norman, and English (London: The Historical Society of Science, 1841), p. xiii.

L'Edition Critique des Oeuvres D'Isidore de Seville: Les Recensions Multiples ed. by A Andres Sanz, J. Elfassi et J.C. Martin (Paris: Institut d'Etudes Augustiniennes, 2008) pp. 195-230.
Last revised: 14 February 2005


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