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Detailed record for Egerton 3035

Title Breviary, Dominican use (imperfect)
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date c. 1350
Language Latin with some French
Script Gothic cursive
Artists Related to the Master of the Bible of Jean de Sy
Decoration 1 small miniature with a partial foliate border including bas-de-page scenes, in colours and gold (f. 1). 4 small historiated initials with partial foliate borders, in colours and gold (ff. 23, 38, 41, 42v). Smaller decorated initials with partial foliate borders, in colours and gold. Small decorated initials with foliate extensions into the margins, in colours and gold.
Dimensions in mm 270 x 180 (165 x 110) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 42 (+ 1 paper flyleaf at the beginning, and 1 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Red velvet; silver clasps; rebacked.
Provenance ? Mark of ownership removed: rectangular piece of parchment cut out (f. 1).
John Ruskin (b. 1819, d. 1900), art critic and social critic: his book-label (inside upper cover).
Bought by the British Museum in 1924, using the Farnborough Fund (£3,000 bequeathed in 1838 by Charles Long, Baron Farnborough (b. 1761, d. 1838), a cousin of Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829), founder of the collection.
Notes Medieval leaf signatures show that the first two quires were 'f' and 'g'; final versos of quires marked 'Corr.' Several leaves of this manuscript are known to survive in other collections, including 4 bifolia in the Comites Latentes collection, Geneva; 10 leaves at the Lilly Library, Bloomington; a leaf from the beginning of the feast of St Maurice came up for sale at Christies, London, 10 July 2019, Lot. 504; a bifolium with the end of the feast of Maurice is in an English private collection; there are also leaves in Besançon, Bibl. Mun. MS 55; and in Lyon, Bibl. Mun. MS 6020.
Select bibliography British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1921-1925 (London: British Museum, 1950), no. Eg. 3035.

A Guide to the Exhibition of Some Part of the Egerton Collection of Manuscripts in the British Museum (London: British Museum, 1929), no. 14.


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The Trinity

f. 1
The Trinity
Historiated initial

f. 38
Historiated initial

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