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Croy, Anne de, Princesse de Chimay ( -1539)

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"Recueil d'aulcunes confections et mèdicines bien spèciales et singulières que madame la duchesse d'Arscot princesse de Chimay, marquise de Remy, comtesse de Pornean de Beaumont, etc. fait mectre en ordre I'an mil Ve trente trois, hors de beaucoup de receptes particulières qu'elle avoit chieux soy."

The first 42 ff. ff are by the original hand: the remainder in different and somewhat later 16th cent. scripts: those on fol. lx are in Flemish.

Signature of 'Damant' in a 16th cent. hand on the first leaf.



Physical description

1 volume 7 ll. + lxx ff. (last 9 bl.). folio. 281/2 x 21 cm. Original vellum binding. Fol. xlvi has been torn out, and the last preliminary leaf cut down.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1936.

Biographical note

The Lady for whom this collection was made seems to have been the wife of Philippe II de Croy ( -1549) and daughter of Charles d'Albret. (See Louis Moreri, Le grand dictionnaire historique, of which various editions are held within the Library's printed holdings.)

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from 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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Microfilm reference: AMS/MF/233.


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