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Detailed record for Arundel 108

Part 1 ff. 1-303v 
Title Missal
Origin Germany, S. (Würzburg)
Date between 1443 and 1455
Language Latin
Script Gothic, musical notation on red, brown and yellow staves
Decoration 1 full-page miniature, in colours and gold (f. 146v). 2 large historiated initials, in colours and gold (ff. 10v, 147), the first accompanied by a partial border incorporating heraldic arms and scenes in roundels; the only page with small foliate initials. Large foliate initials with foliate extensions, in colours and gold, for the major text divisions and feasts (ff. 32, 39v, 48v, 50v, 52v, 113, 156v, 170v, 197v, 221, 232, 281). 1 small puzzle initial in red and blue (f. 271v). Large and small initials in plain red or blue. Cadels (e.g. f. 122). F. 10v by another hand than ff. 146v, 147.
Dimensions in mm 445 x 325 (310 x 199) in two columns
 
Part 2 f. 304 
Title Text leaf used as flyleaf
Origin Germany
Date 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration 2 large decorated initials in red with penwork decoration in brown and red and in brown with penwork decoration in red. Small initials in plain red.
Dimensions in mm 445 x 325 (280 x 210) in two columns
 
Official foliation ff. 304 (+ 1*; f. 304 is a recycled text leaf, 12th c., used as medieval flyleaf; + 6 paper and 2 medieval parchment flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 medieval parchment and 5 paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation i8+1 (1st leaf inserted; ff. i**, 1-7), ii-xviii8 (ff. 8-143), xix8+1 (2nd leaf inserted; ff. 144-152), xx-xxxiv8 (ff. 153-272), xxxv8+1 (8th leaf inserted; ff. 273-281), xxxvi-xxxvii8 (ff. 282-297), xxxviii8-1 (8th leaf missing, probably blank; ff. 298-303*).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance The cathedral of St. Kylian, Würzburg, between 1443 and 1455: the calendar includes the dedication of the old church of Würzburg (26 July), in black, and the feasts of Kylian, its octave (8 and 15 July), and the dedication of the cathedral of Würzburg (24 October), all in red; several rubrics mention the cathedral, e.g. 'Incipit breviarium de omnibus que cantanda et legenda sunt in missa et in choro sancti Kyliani Wirzburgensis [sic] …' (f. 281; cf. ff. 221, 262); Backhouse 1997 has identified the arms on f. 10v as those of Gottfried von Limpurg, bishop from 1443 to 1455; the final page (f. 303v) has a mass for a bishop.
Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician: inscribed 'Herbipoli 9o Maij 1636 stilo veteri In legatione ad Cæs:m Ferd:m 2: virtutis Laus Actio Arundell Surrey' (f. 1).
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. 1; its book-plate with the pencil inscription: ‘XV.1.2’, f. [v]).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 28.

Sigrid Krämer, Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols, Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Supplement 1, ed. by Bernhard Bischoff (Munich: Beck, 1989-1990), II (1989), 302.

Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library (London: British Library, 1997), no. 155.

Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: Die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der in Oxford und London aufbewahrten Handschriften (Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 1998), p. 40.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


Images

Part  1   ff. 1-303v
Missal
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Resurrection

f. 10v
Resurrection
Detail: Resurrection

f. 10v
Detail: Resurrection
Detail: Resurrection

f. 10v
Detail: Resurrection
 
Detail: Border roundels

f. 10v
Detail: Border roundels
Crucifixion

f. 146v
Crucifixion
Detail: Crucifixion

f. 146v
Detail: Crucifixion
 
Text

f. 149
Text

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