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Detailed record for Sloane 3195

Author Gautier Agilon
Title La somme de diverses maladies
Origin France, S. (Montpellier)
Date 1457
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 2 large puzzle initials in red and blue with pen-flourishing in blue and red (ff. 2, 5). Smaller and small initials in plain red, a few with reserved designs.
Dimensions in mm 295 x 220 (190 x 135) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 278 (f. 1 is a parchment leaf; + 1 original leaf after f. 1, and 1 after f. 277; + 2 paper and 1 original flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 original and 3 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Paper codex
Binding BM/BL in-house; rebound in 1985.
Provenance Colophon: 'Je Jehan le sueurs ay fait faire ce present livre en la ville de montpellier par guille brunier et fut finit le vj. Jour de septembre lan mil [i]iijc lvij' (f. 277v).
Jean Faucher, 15th-century: inscribed with his name (f. 278v).
Inscription, 16th-or 17th-century: 'Rene de montauban' (f. 139).
Inscription, 16th- or 17th-century: 'Chris Tellyer' (f. 270).
Inscription, dated 1610 (f. 270).
Inscription, 16th- or 17th-century: 'Gutillet(?)' (f. 277).
Inscription: 'Jaques(?) du Poirier damboise doct. med. Tours 1683' (f. 2).
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Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 3105-3281 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 3195 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 700-1600 in The Department of Manuscripts: The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), no. 941.


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