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Detailed record for Arundel 299

Title Astronomical miscellany
Origin Germany or Austria
Date 1491
Language Latin and German
Script Gothic cursive
Scribe Andrem Hauser
Decoration 1 bas-de page image of two animals and a red heart with an arrow through it (f. 20). 1 initial with a hybrid figure in red and blue (f. 30). 1 initial in red and green with a light brown wash and figures (f. 4v). 2 brown ink initials with a figure (ff. 46v, 88). Initials in red, some with a green wash (e.g., f. 19v). Diagrams, including of eclipses (ff. 20v-23v), and one with a face (f. 11). Musical notation.
Dimensions in mm 150 x 110 (various)
Official foliation ff. 99 + 65*, 90* ( + 2 unfoliated leaves after f. 28 and after f. 91 + unfoliated paper flyleaves)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled end-papers.
Provenance Signed and dated 1491 by the scribe Andrem Hauser (f. 7v).
? 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', f. 1).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Musical notation.
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, pp. 88-89.

Dorothea Waley Singer, Annie Anderson, and Robina Addis, Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts in Great Britain and Ireland Dating from before the XVI Century, 3 vols (Brussels: Lamertin, 1928-1931), III, 1036.

Augustus Hughes-Hughes, Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum, 3 vols (London: British Museum, 1906-1965), III, p. 321.

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 700-1600 in The Department of Manuscripts: The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), I, no. 461.

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum: Accedunt Alia Itinera: A Finding List of Uncatalogued or Incompletely Catalogued Humanistic Manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other Libraries 7 vols (London: Warburg Institute; Leiden: Brill, 1963-1997), IV (1989), 130-31.

The Theory of Music, 6 vols (Munich: Henle, 1961-2003), IV: Manuscripts from the Carolingian Era up to c. 1500 in Great Britain and in the United States of America, Descriptive Catalogue, Répertoire international des sources musicales, B III6, 2 parts (1992), I, Christian Meyer, pp. 64-66.

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Decorated initial

f. 4v
Decorated initial

f. 4v

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