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Detailed record for Sloane 1977

ff. 1-46v 
Author Roger Frugard of Parma
Title Chirurgia
 
ff. 48-135v 
Author Mattheus Platearius, translated into French
Title Circa instans
 
ff. 136-144 
Title Livre de Cyrurgie … Les Ordonements des Galen et Ypocras
 
Origin France, N. (Amiens)
Date 1st quarter of the 14th century
Language French
Script Gothic
Decoration 16 full-page miniatures in three registers in colours and with some gold backgrounds and details in the upper registers (ff. 2-9v). 2 3-sided borders in colours and gold with animals and foliage (ff. 1, 1v). 1 large miniature in colours and gold (f. 1). 1 small miniature in colours and gold (f. 46v). 1 historiated initial in colours on a gold background (f. 1). 1 large initial in colours on gold grounds (f. 1v). 1 large puzzle initial in blue and red with red and blue pen-flourishing forming a partial border (f. 10). Large initials in red with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Small simple initials in red or blue. Paraphs in red. Line-fillers in blue and red. Highlighting of letters in red.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 160 (160 x 110) in two columns
Official foliation ff. ii + 144 (+ 47* + 4 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and 5 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1957; gilt edges.
Provenance In the Royal collection by 1542: an old royal pressmark 'No. 711' (f. 1).
Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector: inscription 'Bibliothecae Sloaniana' (f. ii); contents note of Sloane library pasted onto paper flyleaf, with 'N. 234' cancelled, and 'XIV E' (f. i).
Former shelfmarks (?) 'Min. 234' overwritten '156', cancelled (f. ii); 'MS 1830', cancelled (f. ii).
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Notes f. i is a paper flyleaf; f. ii is a parchment flyleaf.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 1900-1993 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 1977 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 1900-1993 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 1977 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

[George Warner], Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series I, (London: British Museum, 1907), pl. 21.

Georg Graf Vitzthum, Die Pariser Miniaturmalerei von der Zeit des Hl. Ludwig bis zu Philipp von Valois und ihr Verhältnis zur Malerei in Nordwesteuropa (Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer, 1907), p. 151.

J. A. Herbert, Illuminated Manuscripts (London: Methuen, 1911), pp. 195-96, pl. 27.

Karl Sudhoff, Beiträge zur Geschichte der Chirurgie im Mittelalter: Graphische und textliche Untersuchungen in mittelalterlichen Handschriften, 2 vols (Leipzig: Barth, 1914-1918), I, Studien zur Geschichte der Medizin, 10, pp. 19-33.

[J. A. Herbert], British Museum: Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series 1, 3rd edn (London: British Museum, 1923), pl. xxi.

[J. A. Herbert], Illuminated Manuscripts and Bindings of Manuscripts Exhibited in The Grenville Library, Guide to the Exhibited Manuscripts, 3 (Oxford: British Museum, 1923), no. 44.

Eric G. Millar, Souvenir de l'exposition de manuscrits français à peintures organisée la Grenville Library (British Museum) en janviers-mars 1932 (Paris, 1933), pp. 24-25.

Loren MacKinney, Medical Illustrations in Medieval Manuscripts, Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 5, 2 parts bound together (London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1965), Part I, Early Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts, nos 65, 76, 94, figs 65, 76, 94; with Thomas Herndon, Part II, Medical Miniatures in Extant Manuscripts: A Checklist, no. 86.85.

Mario Tabanell, 'La chirurgia Italiana nell-alto medioevo', Rivista di storia della scienze mediche e naturali, 15 (Florence: Olschki, 1965), p. 15, pls I, II.

Robert Herrlinger, History of Medical Illustration from Antiquity to A. D. 1600 (Nijkerk: Pitman Medical & Scientific Publishing, 1970), pp. 33-34, 39 pl. XVI.

Eleanour Sinclair Rohde, The Old English Herbals (New York: Dover Publications, 1971, repr. of Longmans, Green, 1922), p. 191.

Marie Farquhar Montpetit, 'Catalogue', in Art and the Courts: France and England from 1259 to 1328, The National Gallery of Canada, 1972 (Ottowa: National Gallery, 1972), pp. 71-175 (p. 86).

Nigel Morgan, Early Gothic Manuscripts, 1190-1250, 2 vols, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 4 (London Harvey Miller, 1982-1988), I: 1190-1250, p. 127.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medical Miniatures (London: British Library, 1984), pp. 19, 63-65, 91, 103-07, figs 25, 40, 46-47, pl. IX.

Patricia Basing, Trades and Crafts in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1990), p. 117, fig. 64.

Tony Hunt, Anglo-Norman Medicine (Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994- ), I: Roger Frugard’s Chirurgia, The Practica Brevis of Platearius, pp. 11-13.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: British Library, 1998; first publ. as Medieval Medical Miniatures, 1984), pp. 50-51, 73, 84-86, figs 42, 65, 75, 76, 78.

Carole Rawcliffe, Medicine & Society in Later Medieval England (Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1995), pl. on frontispiece, pp. 52, 157.

Joseph L. Henderson and Dyane N. Sherwood, Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis (Hove: Brunner-Routledge, 2003), fig. 8.

James P. Carley, The Books of King Henry VIII and His Wives, preface by David Starkey (London: British Library, 2004), pl. 9.

Alixe Bovey, Tacuinum Sanitatis: An Early Renaissance Guide to Health (London: Sam Fogg, 2005), p. 15, fig. 2.

Treasures of the British Library, ed. by Nicolas Barker and others (London: British Library, 2005), pg. 21.

Peter Murray Jones, 'Image, Word, and Medicine in the Middle Ages', in Visualising Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550, ed. by Jean A. Givens, Karen M. Reeds, and Alain Touwaide, AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art, 5 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 1-24 (p. 13).

Margaret Scott, Medieval Dress & Fashion (London: British Library, 2007), pp. 88-89, pl. 47.
Last revised: 30 November 2005


Images

ff. 1-46v
Roger Frugard of Parma Chirurgia
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Life of Christ; Surgical procedures

ff. 1v-2
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures

f. 2
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures
Annunciation, Visitation, and Nativity

f. 2
Annunciation, Visitation, and Nativity
 
Cranial operation

f. 2
Cranial operation
Cranial operation

f. 2
Cranial operation
Detail

f. 2v
Detail
 
Detail

f. 3
Detail
Detail

f. 3v
Detail
Detail

f. 5
Detail
 
Detail

f. 5
Detail
Detail

f. 5
Detail
Detail

f. 6
Detail
 
Detail

f. 7
Detail
Detail

f. 7
Detail
Detail

f. 7
Detail
 
Detail

f. 7
Detail
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures

ff. 7v-8
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures

f. 7v
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures
 
Life of Christ

f. 7v
Life of Christ
Diseases

f. 7v
Diseases
Detail

f. 7v
Detail
 
Detail

f. 7v
Detail
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures

f. 8
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures
Easter Scenes

f. 8
Easter Scenes
 
Diseases

f. 8
Diseases
Detail

f. 9
Detail
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures

ff. 9v-10
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures
 
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures

f. 9v
Life of Christ; Surgical procedures
Detail

f. 9v
Detail
Detail

f. 9v
Detail
 
Puzzle initial

f. 10
Puzzle initial
Detail

f. 47v
Detail

ff. 48-135v
Mattheus Platearius, translated into French Circa instans
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Detail

f. 48
Detail
Apothecary shop; Consultations

ff. 49v-50
Apothecary shop; Consultations
Apothecary shop

f. 49v
Apothecary shop
 
Detail

f. 49v
Detail
Medical consultations

f. 50
Medical consultations
Detail

f. 50
Detail
 
Surgical treatments

f. 50
Surgical treatments
Detail

f. 50
Detail
Treatments

f. 50v
Treatments
 
Detail

f. 50v
Detail
Detail

f. 50v
Detail
Detail

f. 50v
Detail
 
Surgical treatments

f. 51
Surgical treatments
Detail

f. 51
Detail
Detail

f. 51
Detail
 
Medical treatments

f. 51v
Medical treatments
Detail

f. 51v
Detail
Detail

f. 51v
Detail
 

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