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Detailed record for Arundel 370

Author Jerome; Athanasius
Title Adversus Iovinianum; Liber de fide catholica
Origin England or France
Date 2nd half of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 1 large decorated initial in gold on a ground in blue and red, with pen-flourishing in red with green infill (f. 1). Large and small initials mostly in red with blue penwork or in green with red penwork.
Dimensions in mm 220 x 145 (170 x 105)
Official foliation ff. 95 (+ 2 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 medieval parchment and 1 modern paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance Unidentified owner, 13th century: faint leadpoint writing (ff. 95-96v).
? 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 book-plate with the pencil inscription: ‘XIII.7.II’, inside upper cover).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
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.

Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: Die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der in Oxford und London aufbewahrten Handschriften (Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 1998), p. 321.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Decorated initial

f. 1
Decorated initial
Detail: Decorated initial

f. 1
Detail: Decorated initial
Penwork initials

f. 61v
Penwork initials
 
Detail: Penwork initial

f. 61v
Detail: Penwork initial

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