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Detailed record for Burney 353

Author Antonius Vegnatus
Title De re militari, with prefatory letter
Origin Italy, N. E. (Venice)
Date between 1486 and 1501
Language Latin
Script Humanistic
Decoration 2 large initials, 1 blue, and 1 red, each on a gold ground with foliate decoration around the letter (ff. 2, 3v); the arms of Agostino Barbarigo (f. 2, lower margin). Small gold initials on coloured grounds.
Dimensions in mm 260 x 175 (160 x 90)
Official foliation ff. 17 (f. 1 is a parchment flyleaf)
Collation i10 (ff. 2-11); iisix (ff. 12-17).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Original gold and blind tooled and stamped red-brown leather, rebacked.
Provenance Agostino Barbarigo, Doge of Venice (Doge 1486 to 1501) (his arms, f. 2, and dedication to him, ff. 2, 3v ).
Rev. Thomas Crofts (b. 1722, d. 1781) (his initials 'TC/E', centre of the inside upper cover): his sale, 7 April 1783 and forty-two following days, lot 8244, bought with lot 8243 by Wodhull for 12s 6d.
Michael Wodhull (b. 1740, d. 1816), book collector and poet (erased inscription in his format and the date 'May 27th 1783', f. 1).
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 The paste-downs have printed text below.
Watermark, inside lower cover, of triangular scales in a circle topped by a cross, similar to C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: Dictionnaire historique des marques du papier dès leur apparition vers 1282 jusqu'en 1600, A Facsimile of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. by Allan Stevenson, 4 vols (Amsterdam: Paper Publications Society, 1968), no. 2565 (dated 1483 to Venice), but without the circle below the cross.
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), pp. 94-95.

'Codici di materia veneta nelle biblioteche inglesi', Nuovo archivio veneto, new series. 6, 11 (1906), 171-186 (pp. 177-178).

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: Warburg Institute, 1963; repr. 1977-1997) IV (Alia Itinera II): Great Britain to Spain (1989), p. 135.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Illuminated initial and arms of Agostino Barbarigo

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Illuminated initial and arms of Agostino Barbarigo
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