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Detailed record for Royal 19 B X

Author Aldobrandinus of Siena, Brunetto Latini
Title Régime de Senté, Li Livres dou Tresor (extract)
Origin Netherlands, S. (Bruges)
Date Last quarter of the 15th century
Language French
Script Gothic cursive
Artists Master of Edward IV?
Decoration 1 miniature in colours and gold with a full border and a foliate initial in colours and gold, at the beginning of the text (f. 2). Initials and paraphs in gold with black pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 290 x 195 (180 x 120)
Official foliation ff. 158 (+ 2 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end, ff. 1 and 158 are medieval parchment flyleaves)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600 Royal Library binding of brown leather with the royal arms of George II and a date of 1757; gilt and gauffered edges.
Provenance Unidentified coat of arms: sa. a cockerel argent beaked, wattled, jelloped and legged or (f. 2).
Henry Lovel, 8th baron Morley (b. 1466, d. 1489): perhaps Lord Morley mentioned in the inscription 'the Lorde Morley's armys' accompanying Morley arms (f. 1v); and an heraldic ibex with the hind-quarters of a lion, collared, chained, and ringed or (f. 158v), inscribed twice 'the Lorde Morley's best' (ff. 157v, 158).
John Messe, binder: inscribed twice by the same hand as above 'Iohannes Meese me ligavit', late 15th century (f. 158).
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): Westminster inventory number 'no. 1299' (f. 2), included in the inventory of books in the Upper Library at Westminster of 1542; and in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, f. 14v.
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Includes the Livre de physique of Aldobrandinus of Siena, entitled here Régime de Senté (ff. 2-76v); and an extract from Brunetto Latini's Li Livres dou tresor (ff. 77-157).
Catchwords and bifolium signatures.
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), II, p. 327.

Brunetto Latini, Li Livres dou Tresor ed. by Francis J. Carmody, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948 [for an edition of the text].

Françoise Féry-Hue, 'Le Régime du corps d'Aldebrandin de Sienne: tradition manuscrite et diffusion', in Santé, médecine et assistance au Moyen Âge : Actes du 110e Congrès national des sociétés savantes Montpellier, 1985, Section d’histoire médiévale et de philologie, 1 (Paris: Comite des travaux historique et scientifiques, 1987), pp. 113-34 (p. 125).

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: The British Library, 2000), H2.1299.

Marilyn Nicoud, Les régimes de santé au Moyen Âge: naissance et diffusion d'une écriture médicale en Italie et en France (XIIIe-XVe siècle), 2 vols (Rome: École Française de Rome, 2007), I, pp. 495-96, II, p. 964.

Julia Bolton Holloway (Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei), Brunetto Latino
[] [accessed 7.10.10] (BbI. Li Livres dou Tresor Manuscripts, 88).

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