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LJS 220 - Recueil de diverses recettes médécinales
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 220 - Recueil de diverses recettes médécinales
Recueil de diverses recettes médécinales [manuscript].
[France, between 1475 and 1490]
Physical description:
147 leaves : paper ; 200 x 144 (138 x 85) mm. bound to 208 x 150 mm.
Collection of medical preparations for a wide variety of ailments, including headaches, eye problems, toothaches, animal bites, gout, and pleurisy, with more general introductory material on the four elements, the four humors, the signs of the zodiac, and the planets.
Ms. codex.
Title from later inscription (f. 2r).
Collation: Paper, 147; 1-2¹² 3¹⁰ 4-7¹² 8¹²(-1) 9¹²(-1) 10¹⁴(-1) 11-12¹² ii 13⁴; [1-147], modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (f. 12-55 with early foliation in roman numerals, 1-44). Catchwords on gatherings 4-7 and 9-12, last verso, lower center or lower right (f. 46v, 58v, 70v, 82v, 104v, 117, 129v, 141v). References in this record are to modern foliation.
Layout: Written in 22-26 long lines; mostly frame-ruled in faint ink, some with double horizontal bounding lines. Pricking visible on one leaf (f. 24).
Script: Written in Gothic cursive script by multiple hands.
Decoration: Extended ascenders on a few top lines (for example, f. 11v-13r); calligraphic section headings (for example, f. 13r-18r); frequent 2-line initials.
Binding: Original (late 15th-century) boards with remnants of original calf binding; remnant of a boss, central lower cover; spine and clasp lacking.
Origin: Written in eastern France between 1475 and 1490.
Cite as:
LJS 220
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 220
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