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Detailed record for Burney 133

Author Gaius Valerius Catullus
Title Carmina
Origin Italy, S. (Naples)
Date 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Humanistic, written 'above top line', by the same scribe as Burney 343.
Artists By the same artist as Burney 343.
Decoration 1 historiated initial, with full borders incorporating heraldic arms, in colours and gold (f. 1). Small white vine initials, in colours and gold.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 140 (145 x 80)
Official foliation ff. ii + 65 (ff. i-ii and 65 are flyleaves)
Collation i-viii8 (ff. 1-64).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1957.
Provenance Made for Alfonso II, duke of Calabria (between 1448 and 1495), and king of Naples (between 1494 and 1495): with several of his devices in the original decoration (f. 1); formerly bound with Burney 343, which has offsets of Burney 133, f. 1; Burney 343 has the ducal arms of Alfonso (f. 1).
Unidentified owner: with an erased ownership(?) inscription in the lower margin of f. 1.
Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar; he was presumably responsible for separating the manuscript into two volumes.
Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney’s library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 50.

Alessandro Palma di Cesnola, Catalogo di manoscritti italiani esistenti nel Museo Britannico di Londra (Turin: Roux, 1890), no. 270.

Catullus: A Critical Edition ed. by D. F. S. Thomson (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1978), no. 48, pp. 50-51 and passim.
Last revised: 05 February 2005


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Historiated initial, and border with emblems

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