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Detailed record for Arundel 63

Author Aelred of Rievaulx; Bernard of Clairvaux Arnold of Bonneval, and others
Title Theological miscellany, including Vita Sancti Edwardi confessoris; Vita Sancti Malachiae, Arnold of Bonneval's Vita Bernardi abbatis (ff. 72-89)
Origin England
Date 1st quarter of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written above top line
Decoration Large puzzle initials in blue and red, most with green, and usually pink and yellow foliate infill, and penwork decoration in red and blue. Large and small initials in red with penwork decoration in blue, and in blue with penwork decoration in red. Small initials in red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 305 x 170 (215 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 165 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Collation i-xiv8 (ff. 1-112), xv7 (8-1), lacking the last folio (ff. 113-119), xvi-xx8 (ff. 120-159), xxi six (ff. 160-165).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Blind tooling in a floral pattern; rebacked.
Provenance ? The Cistercian abbey of St Mary, Rievaulx or Revesby (see Hoste 1962).
Inscribed in medieval Arabic numerals in pale red '.84.' (f. 1, upper right).
? William Wrysingh (?): inscribed, 14th century, with the name of 'William Wrysingh' (?) (f. 124v).
Thomas Gascoigne (b. 1404, d. 1458), theologian and Oxford university administrator: his notes in the margin of f. 77 and elsewhere.
? 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. 1; its book-plate, inside upper cover, with the pencil inscription: 'XV.4.11).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Erased inscription (f. 1).
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 13.

C. H. Talbot, ‘A List of Cistercian Manuscripts in Great Britain’, Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought and Religion, 8 (1952), 402-18 (pp. 407-08, 418).

Anselm Hoste, Bibliotheca Aelrediana: A Survey of the Manuscripts, Old Catalogues, Editions and Studies concerning St. Aelred of Rievaulx, Instrumenta Patristica, 2 (Steenbrugis: Abbey of Saint Peter, 1962), p. 124.

Robert Priebsch, Deutsche Handschriften in England, 2 vols (in 1 vol.) (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1979), II: Das British Museum mit einem anhang über die Guildhall-Bibliothek (first publ. as 2 vols, Erlangen: Verlag: 1896-1901), pp. 42-43.


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