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Detailed record for Sloane 514

Part 1 ff. 2-49v 
Title Astronomical treatises (begins imperfectly)
Origin England
Date last quarter of the 13th or 1st quarter of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic, written below top line
Decoration 1 large puzzle initial in red and blue with pen-flourishing in blue and red (f. 28). Small initials in red with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Spaces for initials (ff. 42v, 46v). Diagrams.
Dimensions in mm 170 x 110 (90 x 55)
 
Part 2 ff. 50-78v 
Title Astronomical tables
Origin France
Date 16th century
Language French
Script Cursive
Decoration Not illuminated.
Dimensions in mm 170 x 110 (130 x 90)
 
Official foliation ff. 78 (+ 5 paper flyleavs at the beginning, and 5 at the end)
Form Parchment and paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1984.
Provenance Inscription, 16th-century(?):' Will Keymes(?)' (f. 2).
Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector.
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Select bibliography Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Sloanianae(Manuscripts 1-1091), ([London: British Museum], no date), no. 514.


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Part  1   ff. 2-49v
Astronomical treatises (begins imperfectly)
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December

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