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Detailed record for Arundel 527

Author John Koukouzeles and others
Title Anagrammatismoi for the principal feasts, and hymns, tropes, and other theological miscellanea
Origin Eastern Mediterranean (Serbia?)
Date last quarter of the 15th century
Language Greek with Bulgarian/Serbian
Script Greek minuscule; half-uncial with a slight cursive influence (ff. 129v-131v)
Decoration Foliate pink headpiece (f. 11). Small red or pink initials, some with penwork decoration.
Dimensions in mm 140/5 x 100 (various)
Official foliation ff. 138 (preceded by 2 and followed by 2 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves + 1 original unfoliated leaf after f. 131)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in first quarter of the 20th century; edges of leaves speckled blue.
Provenance ? Dr. (Hans) Johannes Pirckheimer (b. 1440, d. 1501) of Nuremberg, humanist, jurist, and diplomat; or his son, Willibald Pirckheimer (b. 1470, d. 1530), humanist, councillor of Nuremberg, and diplomat.
? Johann Gremper, Viennese humanist, while forming one volume with Arundel 528.
? Possibly purchased with the Pirckheimer library from Hanns Hieronymus Imhoff by Howard in 1636.
? 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. 11).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Musical notation (with neumes).
Select bibliography Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, 1697), III, no. 3434 (with Arundel 528).

Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: The British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, pp. 155-56.

H. J. W. Tillyard, 'Greek Church Music', Musical Antiquary, 2 (1910-1911), 80-98, 154-70 (p. 81).

Ralph Cleminson, A Union Catalogue of Cyrillic Manuscripts in British and Irish collections, ed. by Veronica Du Feu and W. F. Ryan (London: University of London, 1988), no. 94.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 9-10.

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Decorated headpiece and initial

f. 11
Decorated headpiece and initial

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