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Detailed record for Sloane 748

Author Pseudo-Aristotle
Title De caelo, De anima
Origin England
Date 1487
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 3 full-page drawings in ink, 1 with brown and red washes (ff. 25v, 109v, 145v). 5 smaller drawings in ink (ff. 60v, 69v, 79v, 82v, 131). Small initials in brown, some with penwork decoration. Cadels, 1 with an animal head, and 1 with a face (ff. 47, 81). Full-page astronomical diagrams in brown ink (ff. 61v-62v). Marginal drawings in ink.
Dimensions in mm 300 x 205 (170 x 140) written in two columns
Official foliation ff. 145 ( + 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 3 at the end)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled endpapers.
Provenance Written by Malcolm Ramsey in 1487: inscription ' . . . per manu malcomj Ramzay Anno domini M cccc octuagesimo 7to mensis decembris die x nono post meridiem hora quasi sexta . . .' (f. 60v) and similar inscription (f. 145); see Watson.
16th or 17th-century inscription 'Liber T. Carri' (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 Scott comments that the drawing on f. 69v is added.
Added text ff. 63-64v.
Select bibliography Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Sloanianae(Manuscripts 1-1091), ([London: British Museum], no date), no. 748.

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 700-1600 in The Department of Manuscripts: The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), I, no. 925, II, pl. 842.

Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390-1490, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 6, 2 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 1996), I, 69 n. 13.


Images
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Archers and a lion

f. 25v
Archers and a lion
Sheep

f. 60v
Sheep
Monk and bishop

f. 69v
Monk and bishop
 
Woman

f. 79v
Woman
Hybrids, a pig, and a jester

f. 82v
Hybrids, a pig, and a jester
Pig and jester

f. 82v
Pig and jester
 
Eustace

f. 109v
Eustace
Animals

f. 131
Animals

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