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Detailed record for Sloane 3548

Author John Arderne
Title Medical miscellany, including Arderne's Liber medicinarum (ff. 26-99); list of herbs in Latin and English
Origin England
Date 15th century
Language Latin, and English
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Small initials in red. Paraphs in red. Full-page diagrams or charts in brown ink, some with red (ff. 23, 25, 25v).
Dimensions in mm 225 x 150 (Various)
Official foliation ff. 159 ( + 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 4 at the end)
Form Paper codex (f. 1 is a parchment flyleaf)
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance 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 Note that f. 25 is a parchment leaf.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 3522-3674 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 3548 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

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), pp. xi, xxxiv.

Eleanour Sinclair Rohde, The Old English Herbals (New York: Dover Publications, 1971, repr. of Longmans, Green, 1922), p. 196.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medical Miniatures (London: British Library, 1984), p. 94, fig. 42.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: British Library, 1998; first publ. as Medieval Medical Miniatures, 1984), p. 75, fig. 67.

Jennifer N. Brown, Three Women of Liege: A Critical Edition of and Commentary on the Middle English Lives of Elizabveth of Spalbeek, Christina Mirabilis, and Marie d'Oignies, Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts, 23 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2008), p. 12.

Joseph L. Henderson and Dyane N. Sherwood, Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis (Hove: Brunner-Routledge, 2003), fig. 6.

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