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Detailed record for Royal 15 B XII

Author D. Iunius Iuuenalis (Juvenal)
Title Saturae (Satires)
Origin France, Central (Fleury?)
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 9th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration Initials in brown, some with penwork decoration in the same colour.
Dimensions in mm 245 x 150 (205 x 90/115)
Official foliation ff. 59 (+ 1 unfoliated parchment flyleaf at the end + 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Royal Library binding of brown leather with the royal arms and a date of 1757.
Provenance The Benedictine abbey of Fleury; perhaps acquired from here by François Daniel but not identifiable in the catalogue of 1552.
François Daniel of Orleans, baillif of the Benedictine abbey of Fleury and brother of Pierre Daniel, scholar and bibliophile (b. 1531, d. 1604): erased inscription, 'Ex libris Francisci Danielis Aurelii' (f. 59v), (see Warner and Gilson 1921); their library acquired by Jacques Bongars in 1604.
Jacques Bongars, diplomat and scholar, (b. 1554, d. 1612): inscribed with his name (f. 1).
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, (f. 20) and in the 1698 catalogue of the library of St James’s Palace (see [Edward Bernard], Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, '1697', but 1698?), II, nos 8506, 8507).
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes There is an interlinear and marginal gloss in a later Caroline minuscule.
ff. 1 and 2 are parchment flyleaves taken from an early or mid-10th-century manuscript of 'De somno Scipionis' by Macrobius. The other portion of this manuscript is Leiden, Voss. MS Lat. F. 12B and F. 122 (see Macrobius 2001).
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), II, p. 158.

B.C. Barker-Benfield, 'Macrobius' in Texts and Transmission: A Survey of the Latin Classics, ed. by L.D. Reynolds (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 226, 229.

J. P. Gumbert, 'Cicerones Leidenses', in Medieval Manuscripts of the Latin Classics: Production and Use, ed. by Claudine A. Chavannes-Mazel and Margaret M. Smith (Leiden: Anderrson-Lovelace and the Red Gull Press, 1996) pp. 209-44 (p. 234), [with further bibliography].

Marco Mostert, 'The Tradition of Classical Texts in the manuscripts of Fleury', in Medieval Manuscripts of the Latin Classics: Production and Use, ed. by Claudine A. Chavannes-Mazel and Margaret M. Smith (Leiden: Anderrson-Lovelace and the Red Gull Press, 1996) pp. 19-40 (p. 33).

Macrobius, Commentaire au songe de Scipion, ed. by Mireille Armisen-Marchetti, 2 vols (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2001-2003), I, p. lxxxvii, II, p. xvii, (manuscript V).


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