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Detailed record for Sloane 2424

Author William of Conches
Title Dragmaticon philosophiae
Origin France, S. W. (Languedoc)
Date 3rd quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic, written above top line
Decoration 1 large decorated initial, in colours (f. 1). 1 smaller initial in blue with red penwork decoration (f. 2). Smaller initials in plain red or blue, some with (penwork) decoration in the same colour. Diagrams.
Dimensions in mm 250 x 170 (175 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 61 (+ 4 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 5 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Erased inscription (f. 1).
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.
Notes We thank François Avril for the localisation and dating of this manuscript.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 2268-2496 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 2424 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

André Wilmart, Analecta Reginensia:Extraits des manuscrits latins de la reine Christine conservés au Vatican, Studi e Testi, 59 (Vatican City: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1933), p. 263 n. 16.

John E. Murdoch, Album of Science: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, ed. by I. B. Cohen (New York: Scribner's Sons, 1984), nos 132, 250, 285.

Guillelmi de Conchis Dragmaticon Philosophiae, ed. by I. Ronca, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, 152 (Turnholt: Brepols, 1997), p. XLVIi no. 24.


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Decorated initial

ff. 24v-25
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