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Illuminated manuscripts

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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 96 Collections and/or Records:

MS 168: Rosa medicinae by John Gaddesden, 14th century

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Identifier: MS 168
Contents MS 168 is a 14th-century copy of Rosa medicinae (also known by the name Rosa anglica) by English physician John Gaddesden, written c. 1313. Gaddesden trained as a doctor at Oxford between 1307-1316, and embarked on a successful career as the first major medieval medical scholar to have trained entirely in England. An indication of his reputation, he seems to have treated a son of Edward I of England for smallpox (perhaps Thomas...

MS 169: Composite manuscript containing six medical texts, 1481; 17th century

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Identifier: MS 169
Contents Contains six medical texts, and recipes inserted at a later date. The whole volume is written by the hand of Robert of Sherburn, with the exception of the recipes, written by Francis Cox.ff. 1v-2v: A Tabula to the volume, in the hand of Robert of Sherburn, and an ilustration of a physician and patient (described under 'Scope and Contents-Illumination').Ff. 3r-37r, ff. 41r-44r: 'Expositio cum questionibus super textu Rasis in 9...

MS 170: Practica cum antidotario, by Johannes Serapion, 13th-14th century

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Identifier: MS 170
Contents MS 170 is the Practica sive breviarium, a Latin translation from the 12th century by Gerard of Cremona. Gerard translated one of the two medical texts by 9th-century Christian physician, Johannes Serapion (also known as Yahya ibn Sarafyun, and Serapion the Elder). Little is known about Serapion, other than that he lived during the second half of the 9th century, and wrote medical treatises in Syriac. Through Gerard's Latin translation, which made the text...

MS 176: De balneis Puteolanis [incomplete], by Peter of Eboli, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 176
Contents MS 176 is a short volume with only a small abount of text combined with large, half-page illustrations. It contains sections VI-XXI of Peter of Eboli's thirty-five sectional didactic poem on the medicinal thermal baths in the region of Campania. Peter wrote his poem on bathing in the last years of the 12th century, and dedicated it to the emperor, probably the Holy Roman Emperor at the time, Henry VI.The text begins with the sixth section of Peter of Eboli's text, on f. 1r: ...

MS 186: Composite manuscript containing the Scotichronicon and various genealogical texts, 1510

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Identifier: MS 186
Contents MS 186 is a composite volume, containing the Scotichronicon by Walter Bower and a number of short genealogical texts, all by the same hand.Ff. 1r-332v: Scotichronicon, by Walter BowerFf. 332v-333r: 'Epistola bernardi'Ff. 333v-336r: 'brevis recapitulatio' [A short summary] of Bower's Scotichronicon, (described under the...

MS 189: Compilatio librorum historialium ab Adam usque ad Christum

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Identifier: MS 189
Contents Johannes de Utino, a Franciscan friar from Mortegliano (near Udine) in the first half of the fourteenth century, composed a diagrammatic chronicle of universal history from Adam to Christ, a compilation of Biblical and post-biblical history. MS 189 Johannes's work chronicle in roll form, over 5 metres in length, and arranged around a central genealogical diagrammatical 'tree' running down the centre of the length of the roll. The first half of the roll covers Biblical history, while the second...

MS 19: Bible Historiale by Guyart des Moulins, 1314-1315

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Identifier: MS 19
Contents This manuscript is the earliest dated copy of the Bible Historiale of Guyart Desmoulins. It is a French translation of the Historia Scholastica of Petrus Comestor (which was originally in Latin), combined with the first full translation of the vulgate Bible into French. Guyart Desmoulins originally translated this in circa 1295. Because the Bible Historiale is in the vernacular, it made both the...

MS 191: Works by Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), late 15th century

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Identifier: MS 191
Contents MS 191 contains two texts by the fifteenth-century Italian, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II from 1458-1464). The volume is divided into two parts, the first containing letters by Piccolimini, and the second, the text De miseria curialium. These will be described separately, under 'MS 191/ff. 1-97' and 'MS 191/ff. 99-115'. Writing A fine, uniform minuscule, written on fine vellum, with wide margins. The volume...

MS 194: Composite manuscript containing the Historia destructionis Troiae and a fragment of letter, 14th or 15th century

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Identifier: MS 194
Contents MS 194 contains two texts, in the same hand.
ff. 1r-136r: 'Historia destructionis Troiae' by Guido delle Colonne
f. 136r-v
These texts will be described separately, under MS 194/ff. 1-136; and MS 194/ff. 136r-v.

Writing A fair hand, with good filigree initials in red, blue, and purple.

MS 195: Composite manuscript containing four texts (Virgil), c 1449

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Identifier: MS 195
Contents Contains four texts, in the same hand.Ff. 1r-18r: The Bucolics by VirgilFf. 19r-63v: The Georgics by VirgilFf. 65r-267r: The Aeneid by VirgilFf. 267v-280r: Aeneidos Liber XIII (or Supplementum), the continuation to Virgil's 'Aeneid'...