Palladius, Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus, De agricultura [Book I-Book XI, Chapter 11]

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De agricultura [Book I-Book XI, Chapter 11]. Written in a semi-current humanistic script, 33 lines to a page. F. 1r Incipit liber Palladii Rutuli [sic] tauri emiliani Viri Illustris opus agriculture. Incipit titulus / libri primi. / De preceptis rei rustice. / ... 52v (End) ... Nunc plante cardui ponuntur quas cum ponemus radices earum / summas ferro resecamus. Ff. 53r-55r Receipts: technical receipts for making colours, household receipts, a few in Italian. On f. 55r two medical receipts, one 'Contra vertiginem' and the other regarding 'Litargia'. The text of De agricultura ends at Book XI, Chapter 11, line 8 of Cabaret-Dupaty's edition, Paris 1844, page 350.


Middle 15th century

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1 volume 55 ll. folio. 30 x 28 cm. 19th cent. quarter morocco binding. First two leaves slightly frayed in the margins.


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Purchased at Sotheby's 2/3/1899, Lot 1334.

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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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On the fly-leaf: 'MS. of Palladius. The MSS. of the Latin Agricultural Writers are notoriously scarce and sought after. Henry [Joseph Thomas] Drury. Harroviae. 1818'. Phillipps MS. 3346. Sold at Sotheby's 23/3/1895, Lot 753.


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