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Detailed record for Sloane 2435

Author Aldobrandino of Siena
Title Le Régime du corps (ff. 1-75v); Image du monde (ff. 77-133v)
Origin France, N. (Lille?)
Date 3rd quarter of the 13th century (perhaps c. 1285)
Language French (Walloon dialect)
Script Gothic, written below top line
Decoration 1 large miniature in colours and gold (f. 1). 12 1-sided borders in colours and gold or with pen-flourishing in red and blue, some with dragons or hybrids (ff. 1, 5, 10v, 15v, 16, 25, 26, 27v, 28v, 55, 69, 122v). Numerous large historiated initials in colours and gold, some also with hybrid creatures. Large initials in colours, some with animal heads, animals, and/or bodies, on gold grounds. Small initials in gold with blue and red penwork decoration. Writing in gold. Line-fillers in red, blue, and gold. Large initials in red with blue pen-flourishing, and in blue with red pen-flourishing, and small initials in blue or red (ff. 77-78).
Dimensions in mm 295 x 190 (185 x 125/135)
Official foliation ff. 132 ( + an unfoliated leaf after f. 76 + 5 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown diced leather with gold tooling; marbled endpapers; gilt edges.
Provenance Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector: inscription 'Bibliotheca Sloaniana Min: 169' (f. 1).
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Notes Instructions for rubricators (ff. 52v-53, 76).
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 2268-2496 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 2435 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

W. R. Tymms and M. D. Wyatt, The Art of Illuminating as Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (London: Day and Sons, 1860, 1860; repr. Studio Editions, 1987), pl. XIII.3.

Louis Landouzy and Roger Pépin, Le Régime du corps de Maitre Aldebrandin de Sienne: Text français du xiiie siécle (Paris: Champion, 1911), pp. xxii, xxxiii.

H. P. Cholmeley, John of Gaddesden and the Rosa Medicinae (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1912), p. 125.

[Eric G. Millar], British Museum Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series 4 (London: British Museum, 1928), pl. 20.

Loren MacKinney and Thomas Herndon, Medical Illustrations in Medieval Manuscripts, Wellcome Historical Medical Library, New Series, 5 (London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1965), nos 56, 86.90.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medical Miniatures (London: British Library, 1984), pp. 19, 125-26, 132-36, figs 57, 61-63, pl. XI.

Françoise Fery-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 savants, Montpellier, 1985 (Paris: C.T. H. S., 1987), pp. 113-134 (p. 116) .

Patricia Basing, Trades and Crafts in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1990), pp. 116-117, fig. 63.

Heinrich der Löwe und seine Zeit: Herrschaft und Repräsentation der Welfen 1125-1235, ed. by Jochen Luckhardt and Franz Niehoff, 3 vols (Munich: Hirmer, 1995), [exhibition catalogue] II, pl. 15.

Michael Camille, 'Manuscript Illumination and the Art of Copulation' Constructing Medieval Sexuality, ed. by Karma Lochrie, Peggy McCracken and James A. Schultz (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997), pp. 58-90 (pp. 60-7, 87 ns 8, 15, fig. 4.1.

Michael Camille, The Medieval Art of Love: Objects and Subjects of Desire (London: Laurence King, 1998), p. 142, pl. 130.

Carole Rawcliffe, Medicine & Society in Later Medieval England (Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1995), pls on pp. 39, 41.

Peter Murray Jones, Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: British Library, 1998; first publ. as Medieval Medical Miniatures, 1984), pp. 98, 103-7, figs 90, 95, 97-99.

Margaret Scott, Medieval Dress & Fashion (London: British Library, 2007), p. 73, pls 40, 42.
Last revised: 30 November 2005


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Creation

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Creation
Creation

f. 1
Creation
Author

f. 1
Author
 
Creation

f. 1
Creation
Workman with an axe

f. 7v
Workman with an axe
Bathing

f. 8v
Bathing
 
Lovers in bed

f. 9v
Lovers in bed
Lovers in bed

f. 9v
Lovers in bed
Fiddler

f. 10v
Fiddler
 
Bloodletting

f. 11v
Bloodletting
Bloodletting

f. 11v
Bloodletting
Frogs

f. 22
Frogs
 
Four Seasons

f. 23
Four Seasons
Men

f. 25
Men
Horseman

f. 26
Horseman
 
Pregnancy

f. 27v
Pregnancy
Pregnancy

f. 27v
Pregnancy
Wet-nurse

f. 28v
Wet-nurse
 
Treatment of ears

f. 35v
Treatment of ears
Diagnosis

f. 36
Diagnosis
Wine

f. 44v
Wine
 
Vinegar

f. 45v
Vinegar
Man

f. 46
Man
Bull

f. 47
Bull
 
Ram

f. 47v
Ram
Goat

f. 48
Goat
Bear

f. 48v
Bear
 
Baskets

f. 68
Baskets
Baskets

f. 68
Baskets
Cleric, knight and peasant

f. 85
Cleric, knight and peasant
 
Cleric, knight and peasant

f. 85
Cleric, knight and peasant
Earth

f. 113
Earth
Text

f. 131v
Text
 

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