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Detailed record for Sloane 1171

Title Collectanea de Lapide Philosophiae
Origin England
Date 2nd half of the 16th century
Language Latin, English, Greek
Script Humanistic cursive
Decoration Numerous large and small ink drawings mostly with washes in colours (ff. 1, 2, 2v, 4, 4v, 5, 6, 6v, 7, 7v, 8, 8v, 9, 10, 11, 11v, 12, 12v, 13, 13v, 14, 15, 16v, 17, 18v, 19, 19v-20, 20v, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 34, 38v, 55v, 65v, 83v, 85v, 86v, 87v, 88v, 89, 92v, 94v, 98, 98v, 100, 100v-101, 104, 120, 120v, 121, 122, 122v).
Dimensions in mm 150 x 100 (140 x 75)
Official foliation ff. 122 (+ 6 original leaves after f. 119; + 4 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 5 at the end)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector: inscribed 'Bibliotheca Sloaniana' (f. i).
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Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 1091-1598 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, 1873), no. 1171 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].


Images
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Dragon

f. 5
Dragon
Christopher, lion, and a plant

ff. 7v-8
Christopher, lion, and a plant
Lion

f. 7v
Lion
 
Plant

f. 8
Plant
Salamander

f. 8v
Salamander
King

f. 16v
King
 
Dragon

f. 18v
Dragon
Dragon

f. 18v
Dragon
Ink drawing

ff. 19v-20
Ink drawing
 
Bird

f. 19v
Bird
Dragon

f. 19v-20
Dragon
Frogs

f. 20
Frogs
 
Salamander

f. 86v
Salamander
Sun and dragon

ff. 100v-101
Sun and dragon
Sun

f. 100v
Sun
 


f. 101
Drawing

f. 120v
Drawing
Drawing

f. 122
Drawing
 
Frogs

f. 122v
Frogs

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