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Detailed record for Arundel 366

Author Johannes de Giglis
Title Libellus de Canonizatione sanctorum
Origin (Italy, Central? (Rome?)) and England
Date between 1478 and 1486 (1485?)
Language Latin
Script Humanistic cursive
Scribe Probably written in Italy by Pietro Carmeliano, according to unpublished notes of A. C. de la Mare at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Decoration 2 large initials in gold on blue and red grounds, with full foliate borders, the first with heraldic arms, the second with a rebus (a tun inscribed 'MOK' (sic)), at the beginning of the two parts (ff. 1, 44v). Large initials in gold on blue and red grounds, with foliate extensions into the margins.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 155 (130 x 95)
Official foliation ff. 100 (+ 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1962.
Provenance John Morton (d. 1500), administrator and archbishop of Canterbury: owned by him while bishop of Ely (1478-1486), perhaps when he went to Rome in 1485: the first page includes '...D. D. Johannem Morton episcopum Eliensem...', and his arms (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.
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. 1v; its book-plate with the pencil inscription: 'XIII.7.37', f. ii).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes For other manuscripts owned by Morton see Arundel 435 and 454.
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. 108.

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), 131.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Decorated initial and border

f. 1
Decorated initial and border
Detail: Decorated initial

f. 1
Detail: Decorated initial
Detail: heraldic arms

f. 1
Detail: heraldic arms
 
Decorated initial and border

f. 44v
Decorated initial and border
Detail: Decorated initial

f. 44v
Detail: Decorated initial
Detail: Border

f. 44v
Detail: Border
 

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