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Greek medical texts consisting of two volumes bound separately but foliated continuously. The second volume comprises two distinct parts. Volume 1 and the first half of volume 2 are the work of the same scribe and were originally bound together.

Physical description

Paper; Watermarks: Fly leaves ii-iii in volume 1 and ff.405-406: unclear watermark.Fly leaves iv-v in volume 1 and ff.404: watermark very similar to Piccard 150772, 150409, 150636 (three hills) attested in 1461-1477.; Material: paper; v + 202 + i and i + 210 + i; dimensions: diameter 215 mm, length 145 mm

Acquisition note

Purchased by the Wellcome Library in 1984.

Ownership note

(not before 1400, not after 1749): Owned by Manuel Kantakouzenos Gerakes.
(not before 1400, not after 1749): Held at the Stavronikita Monastery, Mount Athos
(not before 1749, not after 1749): Brought to England in 1749.
(not before 1749, not after 1785): Owned by Anthony Askew (1722-1774) and sold at his auction sale, G. Leigh and J. Sotheby, London, 15 March 1785, lot 540 to James Sims (1741-1820).
(not before 1802, not after 1802): Purchased by the London Medical Society in 1802.

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