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LJS 220 - Recueil de diverses recettes médécinales
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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.
Middle French, with some sections in Latin (f. 77r-81v, 85v-87r, 93r-98r, 137v, 141r).
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.
1. f.1r-3r: [Four elements]
2. f.3r-6v: La table de cest present livre.
3. f.6v-13r: [Four humors, signs of the zodiac, planets, days of the week]
4. f.13r-23v: La maniere et la science de scavoir lensaignement de lexamen de la ville de montpellier.
5. f.23v-66r: Les remidez pour les maladis et pour les enfermetez [listed in the table of contents, f. 4r-6v]
6. f.66r-85r: [Medical recipes in French and Latin]
7. f.85r-87r: [Table of ailments and medicines (De aquis) in Latin]
8. f.87v-90v: [Table of herbs and ailments in French]
9. f.90v-98v: [Medical and chemical recipes in French and Latin]
10. f.98v-138v: Les proprietes de plusieurs herbis [listed in the table of contents, f. 87v-90v]
11. f.138v-147v: [Medical recipes]
Sold by Les Enluminures, 1997.
Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 51.
Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Medicine - Early works to 1800.
Medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, French - 15th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
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.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 93 (LJS 220).
Cite as:
LJS 220
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 220

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Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: French, Middle (ca. 1300-1600)
Century: 15th century
Date: 1475
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, French - 15th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Genre: Manuscripts, Renaissance
Genre: Prescriptions
Subject: Medicine
Page material: Paper