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Bartholomaeus de Ripa Romea, De lapidibus, and other texts

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1. pp. 1-23 Bartholomaeus de Ripa Romea, De lapidibus

p. 1 Antifacio bartholomei de ripa Romea contracta thesaurizata ex philosophie lecturis elicita. Habete celi silencium et ingratitudinis immane scelus ... De adamante. Adamantum genus eximium cristallizat ... p. 23 ... similiter oleo uriccornis ungatur.

2. pp. 24-37 Zael, Liber sigillorum

p. 24 In nomine domini hic est preciosus liber magnus atque secretus cehel quem fecerunt filiis israelis in deserto post exitum ab egipto secundum motum et cursum siderum. Ego magister cheel unus ex filiis israelis qui post transitum maris rubri ... p. 37 ... nec omnino depereant silencio retinenda. Explicit.

3. pp. 37-72 Kiranides, books I-IV

p. 37 Incipit liber Kyrannidarum. Fruditissimo domino magistro. Ki. p.[?] infimus clericus admiror et commendo ... transfertur itaque liber iste constantinopoli nauale imperante anno mudni. 6679. anno christi. 1169. indictione secunda ... p. 72 ... denique de lapidibus exsequemur. Explicit Kyrannides. deo gratias.


Mid 14th Century

Physical description

1 volume 72 pp. 4to. 21 1/2 x 16 cm. On vellum. 19th cent. half-pigskin binding. Margins slightly cropped. Written in a small gothic script, by the same hand throughout, in double column of 49 lines to a column. Ornamental initial in blue and red on p. 1, other capitals in alternate blue and red; a few paragraph marks in blue, but mainly in red, headings in red. The pagination is modern. A rough pen-drawing of a lady in Tudor [?] costume, head and shoulders only, is found in the lower margin of p. 72.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1911.

Ownership note

On the lower margin of p. 17 is the signature of 'William Wesnall' by an early Elizabethan hand. From the Payne Collection, with his book-plate. No. 403 of Sotheby's Catalogue.

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Catalogue description modified in 2014. For original description, see S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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