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Detailed record for Sloane 6

Author John of Arderne
Title Medical treatise
Origin England
Date 2nd quarter of the 15th century
Language English
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Ink drawings arranged in horizontal rows (ff. 175-177v).
Dimensions in mm 285 x 200
Official foliation ff. 205 (+ 3 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector; acquired by him in 1694 for 5s (see his list of manuscripts in Sloane 3972C; M. A. E. Nickson, 'Hans Sloane, Book Collector and Cataloguer, 1682-1698', _British Library Journal_, 13 (1987), 52-89 (p. 64) (his manuscript no. 7).

Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Notes Only the illuminated part is described.
Select bibliography Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Sloanianae(Manuscripts 1-1091), ([London: British Museum], no date), no. 6.

Treatises of Fistula in Ano: Haemorrhoids, and Clysters by John Arderne, ed. by D'Arcy Power, Early English Text Society, Original Series, 139 (London: Early English Text Society, 1910), p. xxxiv, pl. opposite pl. II.

H. P. Cholmeley, John of Gaddesden and the Rosa Medicinae (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1912), p. 81.

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. 116-18, 139. pls XXX-XXXI, XXXVII-XXXVIII.

Loren MacKinney, Medical Illustrations in Medieval Manuscripts, Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 5, 2 parts bound together (London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1965), with Thomas Herndon, Part II, Medical Miniatures in Extant Manuscripts: A Checklist, no. 69.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medical Miniatures (London: British Library, 1984), pp. 33, 91-94, 109-110, 123-25, 130-31, figs. 6, 41, 49, 56, 60.

Peter Murray Jones, ‘Four Middle English Translation of John of Arderne’, in Latin and Vernacular: Studies in Late-Medieval Texts and Manuscripts, ed. by A. J. Minnis, York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, I (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1989), pp. 61-89 (pp. 61 n. 2, 69 n. 31, 72).

Kathleen L. Scott, ‘Design, Decoration and Illustration’, in Book Production and Publishing in Britain 1375-1475 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 31-64 (p. 57 n. 29).

Peter Murray Jones, 'British Library MS Sloane 76: A Translator's Holograph', in Medieval Book Production: Assessing the Evidence, ed. by Linda l. Brownrigg, Proceedings of the Second Conference of The Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford, July 1998 (Los Altos Hills, California: Anderson-Lovelace, 1990), pp. 21-39 (p. 39 n. 18).

Carole Rawcliffe, Medicine & Society in Later Medieval England (Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1995), pls on pp. 68, 69.

Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390-1490, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 6, 2 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 1996), II, 76, 199.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: British Library, 1998; first publ. as Medieval Medical Miniatures, 1984), pp. 28, 73-75, 88-89, 97-98, 102, figs 66, 81, 89, 94.

Joseph L. Henderson and Dyane N. Sherwood, Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis (Hove: Brunner-Routledge, 2003), fig. 3.


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f. 144v
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ff. 175v-176
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f. 176
 
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f. 176
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f. 176
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f. 176
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Ink drawings

ff. 176v-177
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f. 176v
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f. 176v
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f. 176v
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f. 176v
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f. 177
 
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f. 177
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f. 177
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f. 177
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f. 177
Surgical implements

f. 177v
Surgical implements


f. 177v
 
detail of a woman physician treating a female patient

f. 177v
detail of a woman physician treating a female patient

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