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Detailed record for Arundel 248

Part 1 ff. 1-94 
Author Arnold of Brescia
Title Miscellany, including Arnold of Brescia's De forma vitae, an anonymous De amore de dilectione Dei et Christi, and some lyrics in Middle English
Origin England
Date 13th century
Language Latin, English
Script Gothic, by several hands, above and below top line
Decoration A few large and small initials in blue with red pen-flourishing, mostly large and small initials in red with purple pen-flourishing. Small initials in plain red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 155 (170 x 120)
 
Part 2 ff. 95-131v 
Title Miscellany, including the Tractatus de conflictu interiori et exterior
Origin England
Date 1st half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, by several hands, above and below top line
Decoration 1 marginal drawing in brown ink, with green, yellow and red (f. 104). 1 small initial in blue with brown pen-flourishing, and yellow and blue infill, at the beginning of the Tractatus de conflictu interiori et exterior (f. 100). Small initials in blue with red pen-flourishing. Small initials in plain red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 155 (155 x 110) in two columns
 
Part 3 ff. 136-201v 
Title Miscellany
Origin England
Date 13th century
Language Latin, English, and French
Script Gothic, by several hands, above and below top line
Decoration Tabula with small initials in green with red pen-flourishing or in plain red (ff. 179v-180). Large initials in red with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Small initials in plain red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 155 (various) some in two columns
 
Official foliation ff. 201 (+ 2 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1964.
Provenance ? The Cistercian abbey of Kirkstall: Savile inscription below.
Thomas Bromhead of Bramley: see discussion Krochalis 1997.
Thomas Foxcrof of Kirkstall: see inscription below.
Henry Savile (b. 1517 or 1518, d. 1569), of Lupset: inscribed 'Liber Henrici Savil Junioris: ex dono Thomae Foxcroft de Christall' (f. 4).
Thomas Bromhead of Bamley in the parish of Leeds: inscriptions (ff. 73v, 94).
? 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. 3).
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 1: The Arundel Manuscripts, pp. 73-75.

Carleton Brown, A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse , 2 vols (Oxford: Bibliographical Society, 1916-1920), I: List of Manuscripts, p. 260.

A. Jeanroy, Bibliographie sommaire des chansonniers français du moyen age, Les Classiques français du moyen age, 18 (Paris: Champion, 1918), pp. 22-23.

Manuscripts of Polyphonic Music: 11th - Early 14th Century, ed. by Gilbert Reaney, Répertoire international des sources musicales, BIV 1 (Munich: Henle, 1966), pp. 491-93 [cited as Lo 248].

Franz Römer, Die Handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des Heiligen Augustinus, 9 vols, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sitzungsberichte, 276 (Vienna: Böhlau, 1969-2001), II/2: Grossbritannien und Irland: Verzeichnis nach Bibliotheken (1972), II, p. 165.

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum: Accedunt Alia Itinera: A Finding List of Uncatalogued or Incompletely Catalogued Humanistic Manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other Libraries 7 vols (London: Warburg Institute; Leiden: Brill, 1963-1997), IV (1989), 129.

Margaret Laing, Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English (Cambridge: Brewer, 1993), pp. 66-67 [with additional bibligraphy].

Emil J. Polak, Medieval and Renaissance Letter Treatises and Form Letters: A Census of Manuscripts Found in Part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America, Davis Medieval Texts and Studies, vol. 2 (Leiden: Brill, 1994), p. 322.

Jeanne E. Krochalis, 'History and Legend at Kirkstall in the Fifteenth Century', in Of the Making of Books: Medieval Manuscripts, their Scribes and Readers: Essays presented to M. B. Parkes, ed. by P. R. Robinson and Rivkah Zim (Aldershot: Scholar Press, 1997), 230-56 (p. 235).

Andrew G. Watson, Medieval Manuscripts in Post-Medieval England (Aldershot: Ashgate/Variorum, 2004), pp. IX, 103.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


Images

Part  2   ff. 95-131v
Miscellany, including the Tractatus de conflictu interiori et exterior
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Bishop

f. 104
Bishop
Detail: Marginal drawing

f. 104
Detail: Marginal drawing

Part  3   ff. 136-201v
Miscellany
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Musical notation

f. 154v
Musical notation

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