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Detailed record for Egerton 3018

Title Missal, Use of Cologne
Origin Germany, W. (Cologne?); or Italy?
Date 1st quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 7 full-page miniatures, the second accompanied by a full foliate border, in colours and gold (ff. 7, 24, 43, 54, 65, 92, 117). 1 small miniature and 1 large historiated initial accompanied by a full foliate border, in colours and gold (f. 23v). Smaller initials in red with purple, blue, or brown pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Smaller and small initials in plain red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 265 x 180 (170 x 115)
Official foliation ff. i + 130 (+ 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Black velvet; gilt edges.
Provenance Unidentified owner: portrait of the owner accompanied by his arms (f. 24).
Josiah Forshall, Rev.: his sale, Robinson and Hetley, 10 April 1865, lot 308.
Henry Huth (b. 1815, d. 1878), book collector: his catalogue, undertaken after his death The Huth Library, 5 vols (London: Ellis & White, 1880), III, p. 982; bequeathed to his son Aflred Huth.
Alfred Huth (b. 1850, d. 1910), book collector: his sale, 6 July 1916, lot 5037; bought by Leighton for £168, according to the handwritten annotations in the BL Manuscript Department's copy of the following sale-catalogue.
W. J. Leighton: his sale, 18 November 1918, lot 524.
Bought by the British Museum from Leighton for £134, according to the handwritten annotations in the BL Manuscript Department's copy of this sale-catalogue, using the Bridgewater fund (£12,000 bequeathed in 1829 by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829).
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
f. 64 is an inserted leaf of another manuscript, mounted on paper, with the beginning of Matthew's Gospel, and an added drawing of a bird in the lower margin.
Select bibliography British Museum Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1916-1920 (London: British Museum, 1933), no. Eg. 3018.

Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library (London: British Library, 1997), p. 165.

Ik, Maria van Gelre: De hertogin en haar uitzonderlijk gebedenboek (1380-1429), ed. Johan Oosterman (Museum Het Valkhof: Nijmegen; Waanders: Zwolle, 2018), p.68; published also in German as Ich, Maria von Geldern: Die Herzogin und ihr berühmtes Gebetbuch (1380-1429).


Images
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Severin of Cologne

f. 7
Severin of Cologne
Crucifixion, the Virgin

ff. 23v-24
Crucifixion, the Virgin
Crucifixion

f. 23v
Crucifixion
 
The Ten Thousand Martyrs

f. 43
The Ten Thousand Martyrs
Laurence

f. 54
Laurence
Andrew

f. 65
Andrew
 
Cornelius and Cyprian

f. 92
Cornelius and Cyprian
Martin of Tours

f. 117
Martin of Tours

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