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Detailed record for Arundel 346

Title Theological miscellany, including 31 miracles of the Virgin (ff. 60-73), various sermons, a commentary on the Gospels read throughout the year (f. 43)
Origin England, N.
Date last quarter of the 12th or 1st quarter of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Large simple initials in red or green, those on ff. 2-3 with brown foliate forms in the bowls, possibly added later, some with penwork decoration in the other colour.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 140 (160 x 105) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 75 (preceded and followed by 3 modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled endpapers.
Provenance The Cistercian abbey of St Mary, Rievaulx, Yorkshire: inscribed, second half of the 13th century 'Liber S(an)c(t)e Marie Rievaull.' (f. 1v); perhaps no. 164 in the late 13th-century Rievaulx catalogue listed as 'Liber de miraculis sancte Marie in uno volumine'; see The Libraries of the Cistercians, Gilbertines and Premonstratensians, ed. by David N. Bell, Corpus of British Medieva Library Catalogues, 3 (London: British Library, 1992), p. 133.
Inscribed, 15th century, 'Iste liber p(er)tinet Henryco (?) Worblay (?) (f. 1v, erased).
? 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. 2); its bookplate (f. i), with the pencil inscription 'XIII. 8. 8').
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Originally Cotton Vesp. D v, ff. 121-138 were part of this manuscript.
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. 104.

Carl Neuhaus, Die Quellen zu Adgars Marienlegenden (Aschersleben: Besterhorn, [1882]), p. 6.

H. L. D. Ward and J. A. Herbert, Catalogue of Romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum, 3 vols (London: British Museum, 1883-1910) II (1893), 591, 618-22.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 159.

Anne Lawrence, ‘English Cistercian Manuscripts of the Twelfth Century’, in Cistercian Art and Architecture in the British Isles, ed. by Christopher Norton and David Park (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986), pp. 284-298 (pp. 290-91; pls 178-189).

David N. Bell, An Index of Authors and Works in Cistercian Libraries in Great Britain, Cistercian Studies Series, 130 (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1992), p. 163.

Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Manuscripts in Northumbria in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries (Woodbridge: Brewer, 2003), p. 210 n. 69.

Andrew G. Watson, Medieval Manuscripts in Post-Medieval England (Aldershot: Ashgate/Variorum, 2004), pp. IX 131a-f.


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Decorated initial, and ownership inscription

ff. 1v-2
Decorated initial, and ownership inscription
Ownership inscription and contents list

f. 1v
Ownership inscription and contents list
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f. 2
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Decorated initial

f. 60
Decorated initial
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f. 60
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