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Detailed record for Arundel 514

Part 1 ff. 1-144v 
Author Priscian, Aristotle, Boethius, and others
Title Miscellany, including Grammatici Caesariensis, imperfect, De anima, De disciplina scholarium
Origin Germany
Date Various
Language Latin and German
Script Various
Decoration Various, including simple red or brown initials, red paraphs.
Dimensions in mm 200 x 130 (various)
Part 2 ff. 145-160v 
Author Boethius
Title De consolatione philosophiae, imperfect
Origin Germany
Date 11th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration Small brown initials.
Dimensions in mm 200 x 130 (165 x 100)
Part 3 ff. 161-173 
Author Johannes de Garlandia
Title Compendium metricum de synonimis
Origin Germany
Date 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration Large red and brown puzzle initial (f. 161). Large red initials, some with simple decoration. Red paraphs. Marginal drawing (f. 173).
Dimensions in mm 200 x 130 (155 x 70)
Official foliation ff. 173 + 1* (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1984.
Provenance At least partly written in 1331, with a colophon (f. 53v).
? The Carthusians of Mainz: 14th-century inscription ? 'liber Carthus(iensium) p(ro)pe Mogu(n)cia(m)' (f. 1, obscured by ink stamp).
Inscribed '77' and '9' (f. 1); similar inscriptions occur in other Arundel manuscripts.
? 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. 1); its bookplate, inscribed in pencil 'XIV.2.6' (f. 1*v).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Date in explicit, f. 53v.
Numerous texts in different hands and from different periods, bound together.
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. 146-47.

[E. Maunde Thompson and G. F. Warner], Catalogue of Ancient Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1881-1884), Part II Latin, p. 76.

Wilhelm Köhler, 'Die Karolingischen Miniaturen', in Zweiten Bericht über die Denkmäler Deutscher Kunst (Berlin: Reimer, 1912), pp. 51-77 (p. 63).

Robert Priebsch, Deutsche Handschriften in England, 2 vols (in 1 vol.) (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1979), II: Das British Museum mit einem Anhang über die Guildhall-Bibliothek (first publ. as 2 vols, Erlangen, 1896-1901), no. 81.

Herbert Thoma, ‘Altdeutsches aus Londer Hss’, Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur, 73 (1951), 197-271 (pp. 197-199).

Margaret Gibson, ‘Priscian, ‘‘Institutiones grammaticae’: A Handlist of Manuscripts’, Scriptorium: Revue internationale des Études relative aux manuscrits, 26 (1972), 105-24 (p. 114).

Olga Weijers, Pseudo-Boèce, De disciplina scolarium: édition critique, introduction et notes (Leiden: Brill, 1976), p. 75, no. 46.

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. 494 .

G. L. Bursill-Hall, A Census of Medieval Latin Grammatical Manuscripts, Grammatica Speculativa: Sprachtheorie und Logik des Mittelalters, 4 (Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 1981), p. 114 no. 80.

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), 126.

Emil J. Polak, Medieval and Renaissance Letter Treatises and Form Letters: A Census of Manuscripts Found in Part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America, Davis Medieval Texts and Studies, vol. 9 (Leiden: Brill, 1994), p. 323.

Codices Boethiani: A conspectus of manuscripts of the works of Boethius, ed. by M. T. Gibson and Lesley Smith with the assistance of Joseph Ziegler, Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts, 25 (London: Warburg Institute, 1995), I: Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, pp. 126-27.


Part  2   ff. 145-160v
Boethius De consolatione philosophiae, imperfect
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f. 161

Part  3   ff. 161-173
Johannes de Garlandia Compendium metricum de synonimis
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Decorated initial

f. 161
Decorated initial

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