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Detailed record for Burney 320

Author Gregory the Great
Title Dialogues, with alphabetical index
Origin England
Date 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration A full flourished border and decorated flourished initial at the beginning of the text (f. 2), with smaller flourished initials throughout.
Dimensions in mm 228 x 165 (150 x 95)
Official foliation ff. ii + 135 (ff. i and 135 are modern paper flyleaves, ff. ii and 134 are former marbled endpapers; ff. 1 and 133 are parchment flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL binding. Rebound in 1962; yellow edges.
Provenance Inscribed 'Explicit liber iste per manus T. A.' (f. 128).
Former shelfmarks (?) ‘Z.L.0’, ’18.18.0’, ‘191’ (f. ii verso) and price ‘25 Gs' (f. 134).
? Price '3: 3: 0' inscribed in ink, f. 133v, lower left corner).
? John Brand (b. 1744, d. 1806), antiquary and topographer (inscribed in pencil ‘Gregory the 1st Dialogues, Compleat, Wrote about/ Anno Domini 1400 in the Court Hand’, f. 1); for similar notations see Burney 39, 287, 288, 307?, and 323, and Additional 18601.
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.
Notes Same scribe as, and probably originally bound with Burney 287, with very similar mis-en-page, decoration, and flyleaf notations.
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. 86.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Decorated flourished initial and border

f. 2
Decorated flourished initial and border
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f. 2
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