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Detailed record for Arundel 532

Author Basil of Caesarea
Title In Hexaemeron, imperfect
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date last quarter of the 9th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Scribe Nikephoros
Decoration 3 large initials in red, the first with a small bird in brown (ff. 31v, 63v, 84), all later additions. Small simple initials in brown or red. 1 marginal drawing of a knight on horseback holding a sword (Demetrios the Great) (f. 91).
Dimensions in mm 275 x 180 (various)
Official foliation ff. 120 (+ unfoliated modern paper flyleaves)
Collation Mostly gatherings of 8
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance ff. 2-8v, 10-15v, 17-120v, written by Nikephoros (inscription, f. 120v).
ff. 1, 9, 16, are replacement paper pages written in a 15th century hand.
? 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. 2; its book-plate with the pencil inscription: 'XV.5.6').
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Select bibliography Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, 1697), III, no. 3438.

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, p. 161.

H. Omont, ‘Notes sur les manuscrits grecs du British Museum’, Bibliothèque de l’École des Chartes, 45 (1884), 314-350 (p. 347).

Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten 800-1600, ed. by Ernst Gamillscheg and Dieter Harlfinger, Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Byzantinistik, 3-1, ed. by Herbert Hunger (Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1981- ), I: Handschriften aus Bibliotheken Grossbritanniens, 3 vols, no. 304.

Phlorentias Euangelatou-Notara, ‘Semeiomata’ Hellenikon Kodikon hos Pege dia ten Ereunan tou Oikonomikou kai Koinonikou Biou tou Byzantiou apo tou 9ou Aionos mechri tou Etous 1204, Bibliotheke Sophias N. Saripolou, 47 (Athens: Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepisthmion Athenon, 1982), pp. 87, 125.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 16 [with additional bibliography].

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Marginal drawing

f. 91
Marginal drawing

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