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Detailed record for Egerton 1067

Title Pontifical
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date c. 1480
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Artists Linked to the style of the Master of Jacques de Besançon.
Decoration 1 full-page miniature, in colours and gold (f. 12). 18 large historiated initials or small miniatures with full foliate borders, two including a tower with a motto, in colours and gold (ff. 2, 18, 35v, 44v [with tower and motto], 65v, 74, 75, 100, 129 [with tower and motto], 149v, 163, 169, 170, 182, 186, 186v, 195, 207). 2 large decorated initials with full foliate borders, in colours and gold (ff. 74, 155).
Dimensions in mm 215 x 135 (135 x 75)
Official foliation ff. 241 (+ 2 unfoliated medieval parchment leaves after ff. 219, 240; + 1 paper and 1 original flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 paper flyleaf at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Gold-tooled brown leather with arms and cypher, 17th century; gilt edges.
Provenance Made for a French bishop: his obliterated arms (ff. 2, 18, 44v, 100, 195), two accompanied by a tower with the motto 'Spes mea turris fortitudinis a facie inimici' (ff. 44v, 129).
Etienne de Poncher, Bishop of Paris (1502-1519): his arms (ff. 2, 18, 44v, 100, 195).
Dominique Seguier (d. 1659), Bishop of Meaux: his arms and cypher (binding).
Nicolas Joseph de Paris, 1724, afterwards Bishop of Orléans: his armorial stamp with date (f. 1).
Bought by the British Museum from Payne and Foss, 14th May 1844, using the Bridgewater fund (£12,000 bequeathed in 1829 by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829). (note on 2nd flyleaf).
Notes Musical notation.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1841-1845 (London: British Museum, 1850), no. Eg. 1067.

A Guide to the Exhibition of Some Part of the Egerton Collection of Manuscripts in the British Museum (London: British Museum, 1929), no. 24.

Justin Clegg, The Medieval Church in Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2003), p. 19, fig. 15.


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Miniature

f. 12
Miniature
Historiated initial

f. 65v
Historiated initial
Bishop

f. 75
Bishop
 
Bishop

f. 149v
Bishop

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