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Detailed record for Sloane 3853

Title Miscellany of tracts on magic, including The Divine Seal of Solomon (ff. 127v-137v)
Origin England
Date 16th century
Language Latin, English
Script Gothic cursive; Humanistic
Decoration 7 full-page drawings of angels in ink with a yellow or blue wash on parchment (ff. 124-127). 1 full-page drawing in ink (f. 266v). Diagrams in ink, 1 with washes of blue, green, and red (f. 127v). Large initials in brown or red, some with penwork decoration.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 145 (16 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 268 ( + 6 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning, 7 leaves after f. 1, 4 after f. 175, 1 after f. 241, 3 after f. 256, 9 after f. 265, and 21 at the end)
Form Paper and parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown leather with remnants of clasps; marbled endpapers.
Provenance Sir Joseph Jekyll (bap. 1662, d. 1738), lawyer and politician: inscription 'lot 379 of Jekyll's sale, 1739/ 48 (?) x' (f. [vi]).
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 f. 1 is a list of contents in Enlgish and Latin in an 18th-century (?) hand.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 3833-4014 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 3853 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

Gösta Hedegård, Liber Iuratus Honorii: A Critical Edition of the Latin Version of the Sworn Book of Honorius, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 48 (Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell International, 2002), pp. 18-19, 21-25.

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f. 124

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