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Detailed record for Arundel 162

Title Medical miscellany (ends imperfectly), including Hippocrates' Prognostica
Origin France, S.(?)
Date last quarter of the 13th or 1st quarter of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Large puzzle initials in red and blue with pen-flourishing in purple and red. Small initials in red with purple pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Small initials in red with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 325 x 220 (between 245 x 175 and 210 x 140) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 186 (+ 1 modern paper flyleaf at the beginning, and 1 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance The Cistercian abbey of St Mary, Eberbach (today Erbach near Eltville, diocese of Mainz), 15th century: mentioned in the catalogue of the library of 1502 as 'P 21' (see Palmer 1998, p. 249).
Inscribed 'H' (f. 1).
Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician: purchased in 1636 in Germany, with other manuscripts confiscated from religious houses during the 30 years war.
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 with the pencil inscription: ‘XII.6.20’, inside upper cover).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
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. 44.

Pearl Kibre, Hippocrates Latinus: Repertorium of Hippocratic Writings in the Latin Middle Ages, revised edn (New York: Fordham University Press, 1985), p. 209 (as Bmar 162).

Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: Die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der in Oxford und London aufbewahrten Handschriften (Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 1998), pp. 249, 282.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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