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Detailed record for Sloane 1124

Title Medical miscellany, the Ars medicine, including Antidotarium Nicolai (ff. 58-71); Practica brevis (ff. 74-111), with table of chapters (f. 73v); the Practica of Bartholomaeus (ff. 111v-146); the Trotula (ff. 172-178)
Origin France, S. or Italy?
Date 1st half of the 13th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large initial in blue with red penwork decoration and pen-flourishing (f. 5). Small initials in red or blue, some with penwork decoration or pen-flourishing. Large initial in brown and red with penwork decoration (f. 58). Large initials in red, some with green or yellow-brown penwork decoration (ff. 58v-60v; 78, 84v, 147). 2 large initials in red and purple with red and purple penwork decoration (ff. 74, 111v).
Dimensions in mm 200 x 145 (Various)
Official foliation ff. iii + 180 ( + 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled endpapers.
Provenance Added text in 15th-century Gothic cursive (f. 146).
Inscription in 17th-century cursive script (f. 57v).
Inscription in English (f. 170).
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 there is a listing of the contents of the manuscript in Hunt p. 153.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 1091-1598 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, 1873), no. 1124 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

Tony Hunt, Anglo-Norman Medicine (Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994- ), I: Roger Frugard’s Chirurgia, The Practica Brevis of Platearius, pp. 150-53, 156-62.

Monica H. Green, ‘A Handlist of the Latin and Vernacular manuscripts of the So-Called Trotula texts’, Scriptorium: Revue internationale des études relative aux manuscrits, 50 (1996), 137-175 (no. 42).


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