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1. ff. 1r-19v Johannitius, Isagoge

f. 1r Incipit liber Johannicii. Medicina divitur in duas partes ... f. 19v ... boni malive discretione.

2. ff. 19v-62v Galen, Tegni

f. 19v [Tres sunt} omnes doctrine ... f. 62v ... orationem in eis.

3. ff. 63r-73r Hippocrates, Regimen acutorum

f. 63r [Qui de egrotantium] accidentibus in singulis ... f. 73r ... conveniens est.

4. ff. 73r-100r Hippocrates, Aphorisms

f. 73r Incipit liber amphorismorum compositus ab ypocrate ... f. 73v Vita brevis ars vero longa ... f. 100r ... possit mortale.

5. ff. 100r-112r Hippocrates, Prognostics

f. 100r Omnis qui medicine studio ... f. 112r ... ordine preceptorum.

6. ff. 112v-117r Philaretus, Liber pulsuum

f. 112v [Intentionem] habemus in presenti ... f. 117r ... ad presens. Explicit liber pulsuum Phylareti.

7. ff. 117r-134r Theophilus, Liber urinarum

f. 117r Incipit liber urinarum ... f. 117v De urinarum differencia ... f. 134r ...convenienter exposuimus.

f. 134v blank


Mid 14th Century

Physical description

1 volume ff. iii + 134 + iii. 25 x 17 1/2 cm. On vellum. Modern vellum binding by Zaehnsdorf. Written in a very clear gothic hand, 21 lines to a page, with wide margins. The titles of Johannitius and the Aphorisms are in gold. Other initials in alternate red and blue, and blue and red with marginal ornaments. headings in red. Some wanting from incipits. 2-line initials alternate red flourised with blue and blue with red. Capitals in red and blue. On f. 112 index tab cut in.

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Purchased 1911.

Biographical note

Written perhaps in France.

Ownership note

There are some marginal notes by contemporary or 15th cent. hands, in some are added, and below the last f. 100r is the date 1387. Book-place of [Joseph] Frank Payne. From the Payne Collection, No. 405 in Sotheby's Catalogue of 12-14 July, 1911.

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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).


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