Henry Daniel, Liber uricrisiarum, in English

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Early 15th Century
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Henry Daniel, Liber uricrisiarum, in English

Written in an upright formal hand; 36 lines to a page. On f. 55r is an unfinished pen-drawn diagram of the geocentric universe.


1. ff. 1r-70v Henry Daniel, Liber uricrisiarum, in English, prologue and end wanting (ends with part of the eighth chapter of the second book).

f. 1r The firste boke. The firste chapiture. [U]ryne ys as mekyll to say yn ynglysche as on yn the Reynys. Reynys frenche Renes latyn lendys in englysche ... f. 70v ... eucomia yt seth gude dygestione or ellis mene And the ...


Early 15th Century

Physical description

1 volume 70 ll. folio. 29 x 20 cm. On vellum. The first leaf, and the end, are missing; lower margins badly cockled, with loss of text.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 5/6/1929, Lot 538.

Finding aids

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).

Location of duplicates

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


Anglo-Saxon letter forms in Moorat's catalogue description (such as contraction marks and thorn and yogh symbols) have been replaced with Latin characters.

Ownership note

In the lower margin of the last leaf verso, 'Iste liber constat Ricardo Burton Vicario Lancastrie'. According to the entry in the Sotheby's sale catalogue, Richard Burton became Vicar of Lancaster in 1466.



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  • 56079