You are in Introduction. Click here to skip the navigation.
British Library
Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
 Detail from the Roman de la Rose
About Simple search Manuscript search Advanced search  Virtual exhibitions Glossaries Contact us  Main
print Print this page
home Home
site search Search British Library website
back Back

search tips  Search tips
 
 

 

 
 

Detailed record for Sloane 3844

Author Johannes Arderne
Title Practica medicinalis
Origin England
Date last quarter of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 2 large puzzle initials in red and blue with foliate pen-flourishing in blue and red and yellow wash in the bowl (ff. 2, 9). Smaller and small initials in blue with red foliate pen-flourishing and yellow wash in the bowl. Large and small ink drawings with wash in colours throughout.
Dimensions in mm 255 x 170 (185 x 120)
Official foliation ff. 67 (+ 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
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.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 3833-4014 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 3844 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

Peter Murray Jones, ‘Sicut hic depingitur . . . : John of Arderne and English medical illustration in the 14th and 15th centuries’, in Die Kunst und das Studium der Natur vom 14. zum 16. Jahrhundert, ed. by Wolfram Prinz and Andreas Beyer (Cologne: Acta humaniora, 1987), pp. 103-126 (figs 10, 11).


Images
* * *
 
Surgical tools

f. 5
Surgical tools
Anatomical drawings

f. 5v
Anatomical drawings
Anatomical drawings

f. 6
Anatomical drawings
 
Detail

f. 15
Detail
Detail

f. 15v
Detail

print Print this page
home Home
site search Search British Library website
back Back
top Back