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Detailed record for Additional 22310, ff. 10 (1), 11 (1 and 3), 12 (1-18)

Title Cuttings from a choir book
Origin Italy, N. (Lombardy)
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Decoration 21 foliate initials in colours and gold.
Dimensions in mm Various
Official foliation Whole album: ff. 12 (+ unfoliated modern paper leaves at the beginning and at the end). These cuttings are foliated as ff. 10 (1), 11 (1 and 3), 12 (1-18).
Form Parchment cuttings pasted onto paper, bound in an album with other cuttings and leaves.
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance John Matthew Gutch (b. 1776, d. 1861), journalist and author: his sale, 16 March 1858, lot 1831: purchased by the British Museum for 16.
Notes Italian cuttings.
All the present cut initials appear to come from the same manuscript.
They are kept with other cuttings and leaves bound as Add. 22310. To see these cuttings in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 22310.
Musical notation: red stave lines visible to sides of cuttings.
Select bibliography British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1854-1860 (London: British Museum, 1875), p. 630.


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