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Detailed record for Burney 198

Author Titus Livius
Title Ab urbe condita; each Decade preceded by the tables attributed to Donato degli Albanzani (ff. 1-3v, 103-105v, 195-196v)
Origin Italy N. E.? (Padua?)
Date c. 1400
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 29 miniatures, in green and yellow camaïeu with red, mostly divided into two or more compartments, accompanied by 29 large initials in colours and gold (ff. 4, 15, 26, 39, 49v, 59, 67v, 75v, 84, 93v, 106, 115, 124v, 133v, 141v, 150v, 160v, 170v, 180, 187, 197, 204v, 210v, 219, 226v, 233, 242, 251v, 260). Small initials alternately blue with red pen-flourishing, or red with purple pen-flourishing. Three partial borders incorporating the arms of Cardinal Pietro Riario, at the beginning of each Decade (ff. 4, 106, 197), the first with putti, added between 1471-1474, perhaps in Rome.
Dimensions in mm 350 x 235 (245 x 170) in two columns
Official foliation ff. ii + 267 + 3* + 102* + 105* + 194* + 196* + 196** (ff. i-ii and 267 are flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Typical Askew binding of diced calf, with the usual 'palmette and fleur-de-lys' gilt roll, marbled endpapers; edges gauffered and gilt; rebacked.
Provenance Ludovico Sambonifacio (d. 1463?): inscribed with a marginal note ‘No(ta) q(uod) hoc no(n) eueniet m(ih)i L. de s(an)c(t)o bonifatio’ (f. 114v).
Cardinal Pietro Riario (b. 1445, d. 1474), after 1471: with his arms as cardinal (added to ff. 4, 106, 197).
? Iacopo Piccolomini (b. 1422, d. 1479), member of the household of Pope Pius II (d. 1464), and bishop of Lucca from 1470: with an eight-line inscription including ‘Dum vixi Iacobus Piccolomini domus papa Pius …' (f. i, under the marbled endpaper).
Anthony Askew, (b. 1722, d. 1772), physician and book collector: his sale, 7 March 1785, lot 480, bought by Gough for £11 11s.
Richard Gough (b. 1735, d. 1809), antiquary: his sale, 5 April 1810, lot 4233, bought by Burney for £17 17s.
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D. D., classical scholar.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney's library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 57.

W. R. Tymms and M. D. Wyatt, The Art of Illuminating as Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (London: Day and Sons, 1860; repr. Studio Editions, 1987), pl. XV.3..

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 14.

Alessandro Palma di Cesnola, Catalogo di manoscritti italiani esistenti nel Museo Britannico di Londra, (Turin: Roux, 1890), no. 285.

G. Billanovich, 'Petrarch and the Textual Tradition of Livy', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 14 (1951), 137-208 (pp. 173-74).

T. A. Dorey, 'Livy XXI-XXV: Petrarch and the Codices Deteriores', Euphrosyne: Revista de Filologia Classica, n.s. 3 (1969), 59-72 (p. 63).

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum. A finding list of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries, 7 vols (London: The Warburg Institute, 1963; repr. 1977-1997) IV (Alia Itinera II): Great Britain to Spain (1989), p. 134.

Michael D. Reeve, 'The Place of P in the Stemma of Livy 1-10', in Medieval Manuscripts of the Latin Classics: Production and Use, ed. by Claudine A. Chavannes-Mazel and Margaret M. Smith (Leiden: Anderrson-Lovelace and the Red Gull Press, 1996) pp. 75-90 (p. 89).
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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