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Detailed record for Sloane 1986

Title Medical treatises
Origin England
Date 15th century
Language Latin and English
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Large and small initials in blue with red foliate pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 145 x 110 (145 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 110 (+ 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1960.
Provenance 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Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 1900-1993 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 1986 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

Curye on Inglysch: English Culinary Manuscripts of the Fourteenth Century (Including the Form of Cury), ed. by Constance B. Hieatt and Sharon Butler, Early English Text Society, second series, 8 (London: Early English Text Society, 1985), Appendix A.


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