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Detailed record for Sloane 100

Title Medical miscellany, including the homo signorum (f. 36r-v)
Origin England
Date 15th century
Language English
Script Gothic
Decoration Large initials in red. Paraphs in red. Cadels and large initials in brown ink with penwork decoration in brown and sometimes red, with a yellow or blue wash; from f. 23v many with human faces in profile.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 135 (145 x 85)
Official foliation ff. 59 ( + 6 unfoliated paper leaves at the beginning and 6 at the end)
Form Paper codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown leather with tooling; rebacked in 1983; marbled endpapers.
Provenance Shelfmark or price? 'M.S. 98 40. 0 *' (f. [i]).
Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector; acquired by him in 1693 for 3s (see his list of manuscripts in Sloane 3972C; M. A. E. Nickson, 'Hans Sloane, Book Collector and Cataloguer, 1682-1698', British Library Journal, 13 (1987), 52-89 (p. 69) (his manuscript no. 98).
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Notes Foliation in red.
Select bibliography Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Sloanianae(Manuscripts 1-1091), ([London: British Museum], no date), no. 100.

W. L. Braekman, Studies on Alchemy, Diet, Medecine [sic] and Prognostication in Middle English, Scripta, Mediaeval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 22 (Brussels: Scripta, 1986), p. 62, pl. 42 (as 'R').

Irma Taavitsainen, 'The Identification of Middle English Lunary MSS', Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 88 (1987), 18-26 (p. 26).

Irma Taavitsainen, 'A Zodiacal Lunary for Medical Professionals', in Popular and Practical Science of Medieval England, ed. by Lister M. Matheson, Medieval Texts and Studies, 11 (East Lansing: Colleagues Press, 1994), pp. 283-300 (p. 298).

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Decorated initial

ff. 28v-29
Decorated initial
Text page

f. 34
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