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Detailed record for Egerton 2784

Title Four Gospels, with added lectional directions
Origin Eastern Mediterranean
Date last quarter of the 13th century or 1st quarter of the 14th century
Language Greek
Script Greek minuscule
Decoration 4 large headpieces in brown with geometric decoration at the beginning of Gospels (ff. 1, 58, 97, 164). 3 smaller headpieces in brown with geometric decoration for tables (ff. 57v, 96v, 214v). Initials in brown with penwork decoration, one anthropomorphic with a blessing hand (f. 164). Rubrics and notes in red.
Dimensions in mm 215 x 140 (150 x 95)
Official foliation ff. v + v* + 214 ( 2 unfoliated modern parchment flyleaves at the beginning and 2 after f. 214)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. 19th-century brown leather with gold tooling by F. Bedford; gilt edges; in a velvet box.
Provenance John William Burgon (b. 1813, d. 1888), dean of Chichester and biblical scholar inscription 'Liber Johannis Guilmi Burgon S. T. B. Decani Cicestr. AD. 1877 die sext. mensis Junii' (f. i ); printed notice in the Guardian about the manuscript by him from July 19, 1882 (pasted onto f. i).
Rev. W. F. Rose, vicar of Worle, bought in July 1893 by the British Museum, using the Farnborough Fund (£3,000 bequeathed in 1838 by Charles Long, Baron Farnborough (b. 1761, d. 1838), a cousin of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829), founder of the collection.
Notes f. i is the inside upper pastedown.
ff. iii-v are the stamped leather sides and back of a former binding that are beneath the false bottom of the box containing the manuscript.
f. v* is a parchment flyleaf after the 2 unfoliated ones at the end.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1888-1893 (London: British Museum, 1894), no. Eg. 1784.

Caspar René Gregory, Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes (Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs: 1900), pp. 215, 1110 (as e 716).

A Guide to the Exhibition of Some Part of the Egerton Collection of Manuscripts in the British Museum (London: British Museum, 1929), no. 46.

Marcel Richard, Inventaire des manuscrits grecs du British Museum, Publications de l'Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes, 3 (Paris: C. N. R. S., 1952), p. 87.

Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments, ed. by Kurt Aland, Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen Textforschung, 1 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1994), 716.

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