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Detailed record for Arundel 433

Title Glossed Digestorum Juris Civilis (vol. 2)
Origin Italy, N. (Bologna)
Date 1st half of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration ff. 3-6v: Spaces for 1 large miniature and 2 large initials (f. 3). Small initials in red with blue or purple penwork decoration or in blue with red penwork decoration in the text and in the glosses.
ff. 7-240v: 9 large decorated initials with foliate extensions into the margins, in colours (ff. 13v, 42v, 81, 90v, 114, 131v, 165v, 173v, 191). 2 large historiated initials with folilate extensions into the margins, in colours (ff. 21v, 87v). Smaller decorated initials with foliate extensions into the margins, in colours. Small initials in plain red or blue in the text, and in red with blue (and red) pen-flourishing or in blue with red (and blue) pen-flourishing in the glosses. Some catchwords decorated with human, zoomorphic or abstract motifs.
Ff. 241-312: 2 large decorated initials with foliate extensions, in (slightly brighter) colours (ff. 244v, 260v). 2 large historiated initials with folilate extensions into the margins, in (slightly brighter) colours (ff. 267v, 288v). Small decorated initials (3 lines) with foliate extensions, in (slightly brighter) colours. Small initials in blue with red pen-flourishing, smaller initials (1 line) in red, decorated with a blue vertical line, and red paraph marks with blue pen-flourishing in the text, and small initials in red with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing in the glosses.
Paraph marks throughout in plain red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 400 x 260 (315 x 205) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 312 (+ 1 modern paper flyleaf at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance Unidentified owners, different dates, 1356, 1381, 1428, 1433: inscriptions (f. 312v).
Romagni de Ramponibus(?), 15th century: ownership-inscription (f. 1).
Unidentified Paduan(?) owners, different dates, s135.(?), 1439, 1469, 1457, 1426: inscriptions (ff. 1, 1v, 2, 3).
? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.', f. 3; its book-plate with the pencil inscription: ‘XIV.1.II’, inside upper cover).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes F. 2v has the same text as the beginning of the gloss on f. 3; recycled as a flyleaf.
Quires marked 'Cor' on the final verso (ff. 14v, 24v, etc.).
Sketch of a man in the margin (f. 162).
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part 1: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 122.

Gero Dolezalek, Verzeichnis der Handschriften zum römischen Recht bis 1600: Materialsammlung, System und Programm für elektronische Datenverarbeitung 4 vols (Frankfurt am Main: [n. pub.], 1972), I, London, BM, Arundel 433.

Giuseppe Speciale, 'Libri legales a Padova : note sul ms. London, British Library, Arundel 433', Quaderni per la storia dell'Università di Padova, 31 (1998), pp. 77-90.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Historiated initial

f. 21v
Historiated initial
Detail: Historiated initial

f. 21v
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Decorated initial

f. 90v
Decorated initial
 
Detail: Decorated initial

f. 90v
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Historiated initial

f. 288v
Historiated initial
Detail: Historiated initial

f. 288v
Detail: Historiated initial
 

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