Aldobrandino da Siena, Le régime du corps

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Le régime du corps.

Written for Hugues de Salve by Jehan Quatredens.

Written in a good semi-current French gothic hand, 30 lines to a page. Initials in gold and colours: paragraph marks in alternate blue and red, headings in red. On the first leaf is a large illuminated letter L in gold and colours containing a miniature-slightly rubbed-of a Physician in a red gown seated before a lectern, lecturing to a number of students: on fol. 2v a similar letter D depicting the Almighty, seated and holding an orb in gold. Both these letters are decorated with ornamental borders of leaves and grotesque figures in gold and colours.

Fol. I LE premier chapitre de lair. Le se/cond chapitre du mengier. 2 (End of table of contents)... et de cognoistre lomme qui est luxiureux. 2v Dieu qui par sa grant puissance tout le/monde establi... (last line) puet encor les maladies remouoir. Car/... 3 (End of chapter 'Du mengier') Une viande sur lautre deuant que la premiere soit cuite... line 11 (red) le tiers du boire./Puis que nous vous auons dit du mengier... 89v, line 15 ... et quil se delite en oir parler/de femmes./Pour messire hugues de Salue/Escript a Paris Lan de grace mil CCC iiiixx et/dix le lundi xxe Jour de mars par la main de/Jehan Quatredens escoulier a paris. 89v, line 21-90v Medical receipts in French, one in Latin, by the same hand. At the end 'Laus tibi christe quia liber explicit iste'. On the verso of the last leaf, perhaps by the same hand, a note 'Les vertuz des grains de geneure cueilliz entre les deux festes', ending 'Geneuri grana sunt omni tempore sana'.

Produced in Paris.



Physical description

1 volume 91 [96] ll. 4to. 22 x 16 cm. On vellum, crimson morocco gilt binding by Heritier. Four leaves are wanting after the second leaf, and a final [blank?] leaf. Margins slightly cropped in rebinding, with loss of most of a seventeenth cent. foliation.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 4/12/1905, Lot 257.

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This material has been digitised and can be freely accessed online through Wellcome Collection catalogue.

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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  • 16469