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Detailed record for Royal 10 A VII

Author William of Lincoln, Hugh of Fouilloy and others
Title Theological distinctiones, notes, commonplaces, sermons, an abridged Aviarium, beginning, ''Si dormiatis inter medios' (ff. 150-159v) epigrams, and excerpts from the moralised bestiary (ff. 215-216)
Origin England, E. (Bardney, Lincolnshire)
Date 1st half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written above top line
Scribe Written by more than one scribe
Decoration Various drawings in brown ink of birds and trees, illustrating the Aviarum (ff. 150-159v). Large initials in red with red or green pen-flourishing or penwork decoration. Smaller plain initials in red or green; 2 in blue (ff. 88, 186v). Rubrics in red.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 165 (195 x 130) in two columns
Official foliation ff. i + 218 (+ 2 unfoliated paper and 1 unfoliated parchment flyleaves at the beginning + 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation Gatherings of 8 leaves (last 6).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance The Benedictine abbey of Saints Peter, Paul, and Oswald at Bardney, Lincolnshire: inscribed, 'Constat liber iste monasterio de Bardenay' (f. 211v); inscribed 'Bardenay' (ff. [i], 1); included in the list of manuscripts from Lincolnshire houses entitled 'de historiis antiquitatum ac divinitate tractancium', perhaps composed by John Longland, bishop of Lincoln and confessor of Henry VIII, Royal Appendix 69 (see Carley 2000).
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): Westminster inventory number 'no. 278' (f. 1), included in the inventory of books in the Upper Library at Westminster of 1542; in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, f. 13v; and in the 1698 catalogue of the library of St Jamesís Palace (see [Edward Bernard], Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae (Oxford: Sheldonian, '1697', but 1698?), no. 8282.
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and Kingís Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), I, p. 304.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 6.

Ron Baxter, Bestiaries and Their Users in the Middle Ages (Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing, 1998), pp. 147, 150, 190.

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: The British Library, 2000), H2.683, p. xxxiii, n. 42.

Baudouin Van den Abeele, 'Trente et un nouveaux manuscrits de l'Aviarium: regards sur la diffusion de l'oeuvre d'Hugues de Fouilloy', Scriptorium: Revue internationale des …tudes relatives aux manuscrits, 57 (2003), 253-71 (p. 265).
Last revised: 18 September 2009

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