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Detailed record for Burney 149

Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Title De officiis
Origin Italy, S. (Naples)
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic, written 'above top line'
Scribe The script comparable to that of Additional 11994, and close to that of that of ‘Angelus’ and Pietro Ursuleo, according to unpublished notes of A. C. de la Mare at the Bodleian Library.
Decoration 3 large white vine initials, in colours and gold, at the beginning of the books (ff. 2, 40v, 63v). 1 small initial, in plain blue, at the beginning of 2:9 (f. 42).
Dimensions in mm 265 x 175 (175 x 110)
Official foliation ff. iv + 97 + 1* (ff. i-iv and 94-97 are paper flyleaves; ff. 1-1* are original parchment)
Collation i8 (ff. 2-9), ii-ix10 (ff. 10-89), x4 (ff. 90-93)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of brown leather; gauffered and gilt.
Provenance Unidentified humanistic owners, third quarter of the 15th century?: the margins with annotations and alternate readings by two hands, the second sometimes erasing or replacing those of the first (e.g., f. 29)
Inscribed 'Ieronimi venti', second half of the 15th century (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.
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. 51.

Alessandro Palma di Cesnola, Catalogo di manoscritti italiani esistenti nel Museo Britannico di Londra (Turin: Roux, 1890), p. 19 no. 272.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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