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Detailed record for Arundel 295

Part 1 f. 1-266v 
Title Medical miscellany, including a plant glossary, the Pseudo-Macer's De viribus herbarum (ff. 222-233)
Origin Germany
Date Various: mainly 13th century, some 14th century
Language Latin and German
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 full page miniature in colours on a burnished gold ground (f. 256). Small initials in red or brown. Diagrams in brown and sometimes red (e.g., f. 16). Paraphs in red.
Dimensions in mm 160 x 110 (150 x 105)
 
Part 2 ff. 267-284 
Title Medical miscellany notes
Origin Germany
Date 15th century
Language Latin and German
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Unilluminated.
Dimensions in mm 160 x 110 (150 x 105)
 
Official foliation ff. 283 + 109* ( + 3 blank unfoliated parchment leaves after f. 37 and unfoliated paper flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963.
Provenance ? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.', f. 2).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 88.

Robert Priebsch, Deutsche Handschriften in England, 2 vols (in 1 vol.) (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1979), II: Das British Museum mit einem Anhang über die Guildhall-Bibliothek (first publ. as 2 vols, Erlangen: Verlag: 1896-1901), no. 72.

Lynn Thorndike, A History of Magic and Experimental Science, 6 vols (London: Macmillan, 1923-1941), I, 615.

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. 26.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medical Miniatures (London: British Library, 1984), pp. 59-60, pl. V.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: British Library, 1998; first publ. as Medieval Medical Miniatures, 1984), p. 46, fig. 37.

Mary Frances Wack, Lovesickness in the Middle Ages: The Viaticum and Its Commentaries (Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990), p. 136 fig. 7.2.

Peter Murray Jones, ‘Image, Word, and Medicine in the Middle Ages’, in Visualising Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550, ed. by Jean A. Givens, Karen M. Reeds, and Alain Touwaide, AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art, 5 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 1-24 (p. 3).

Eleonora Cianci, The German Tradition of the 'Three Good Brothers' Charm, Göppinger Arbeiten zur Germanistik, 774 (Göppingen: Kümmerle, 2013), pp. 99-102.


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Part  1   f. 1-266v
Medical miscellany, including a plant glossary, the Pseudo-Macer's De viribus herbarum (ff. 222-233)
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Doctor

f. 256
Doctor
Diagram

f. 265
Diagram

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