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LJS 46 - Herbal ... [etc.]
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Herbal ... [etc.] [manuscript].
[Italy and England, ca. 1520, ca. 1600]
Physical description:
102 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 302 x 205 mm. (f. 2-53) and 290 x 205 (265 x 145) mm. (f. 1, 54-104) bound to 307 x 215 mm. + 2 notes.
Italian illustrated herbal, with a group of texts in English, Latin, and Spanish about Morocco added less than a century later.
Ms. codex.
Title from spine.
Collation: Paper, ii + 102 + ii; 1¹ 2²⁸ 3²⁴ 4⁴⁴ 5⁸; [1-53], 1-17 [=54-70], [71-102]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Script: Written in italic script, by at least two hands (f. 2-53, and f. 1, 54-101).
Decoration: 110 colored wash drawings of plants with roots and flowers (f. 2-53).
Binding: Parchment contemporary with later texts, gilt, with stamp of eagle and child on covers; remnants of 2 pairs of green silk ties; title (Herbal) written on spine in ink.
Origin: Herbal illustrated in Italy, ca. 1520 (f. 2r-53v); texts on Morocco written in England, ca. 1600 (f. 1r-v, 54r-101r).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 46
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 46

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Latin
Century: 16th century
Century: 17th century
Date: 1520
Genre: Codices
Genre: Herbals
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 16th century
Genre: Manuscripts, English - 17th century
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Subject: Botany
Subject: Botany, Medical
Subject: Materia medica
Geography: Morocco
Related names: Syddell, Edward, former owner
Related names: Syddell, Thomas, former owner
Page material: Paper