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Detailed record for Harley 3019

Part 1 ff. 1-17v 
Author Prosper of Aquitaine (Prosperi Aquitanici)
Title Epigrammata
Origin France
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration Initials in brown and red (the red oxidised). Plain initials in brown or red.
Dimensions in mm 215 x 130 (185 x 90)
 
Part 2 ff. 18-45v 
Title Treatise on etymology, imperfect at the beginning
Origin France
Date 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Decoration No decorative features.
Dimensions in mm 215 x 140 (195 x 125)
 
Part 3 ff. 46-53 
Title Treatise on logic with a gloss
Origin France
Date 2nd half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below the top line
Decoration 1 large initial in blue with red pen-flourishing (f. 46). 2 smaller plain initials in red (f. 46).
Dimensions in mm 210 x 150 (115 x 60)
 
Part 4 ff. 54-56 
Title Life of bishop Maternien of Reims, imperfect at the beginning
Origin France
Date Last quarter of the 10th century or 1st quarter of the 11th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration Large plain initials in brown ink.
Dimensions in mm 215 x 145 (165 x 100)
 
Official foliation ff. 56 (+ 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning + 1 unfoliated parchment and 1 paper flyleaf at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown leather with gold-tooling.
Provenance Inscribed, 'J. de Selve' (ff. 1, 46).
The Harley Collection, formed by Robert Harley (b. 1661, d. 1724), 1st earl of Oxford and Mortimer, politician, and Edward Harley (b. 1689, d. 1741), 2nd earl of Oxford and Mortimer, book collector and patron of the arts.
Edward Harley bequeathed the library to his widow, Henrietta Cavendish, née Holles (b. 1694, d. 1755) during her lifetime and thereafter to their daughter, Margaret Cavendish Bentinck (b. 1715, d. 1785), duchess of Portland; the manuscripts were sold by the Countess and the Duchess in 1753 to the nation for £10,000 (a fraction of their contemporary value) under the Act of Parliament that also established the British Museum; the Harley manuscripts form one of the foundation collections of the British Library.
Notes f. 45 is a stub.
Added notated hymns, one to St Boniface (f. 56v). Musical notation: neumes and mixed alphabetic with system notation, northern France, 10th century (f. 56v).
Select bibliography A Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts in the British Museum, 4 vols (London: Eyre and Strahan, 1808-12), II (1808), no. 3019.


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Part  3   ff. 46-53
Treatise on logic with a gloss
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Pen-flourished initial

f. 46
Pen-flourished initial

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