Medical miscellany

Record ID: 
77148
Accession number: 
MS B.21
Title: 
Medical miscellany
Created: 
East Anglia, England, between 1400 and 1450.
Binding: 
Original pink leather over wooden boards.
Credit: 
Bequest of Curt F. Bühler; 1985.
Description: 
52 leaves (1 column, varying number of lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 156 x 115 mm
Provenance: 
Sir Thomas Phillipps (ms. 7008); Katherine Fenwick; Thomas FitzRoy Fenwick; Alan George Fenwick; William H. Robinson Ltd., London; their sale, London, Sotheby's, July 17, 1950, lot 27; purchased for Curt F. Bühler at Sotheby's (London, Feb. 28, 1955, lot 169) by E.P. Goldschmidt, London.
Notes: 

Ms. written and decorated in East Anglia, England, early 15th century.
Texts: calendar for Norwich, in Latin (fol. 1v-13); tables for finding Easter, lunar eclipses, etc., for the years 1429-1479, in English (fol. 13v-14); "Ffor the tothe ache" and on urines, in English (fol. 15, 16-16v); Compotus manualis (fol. 17-25v); Metrical herbal, in English (fol. 26v-45v); medical recipes in English couplets (fol. 45v-49v); prose tract on the uses of rosemary, in English (fol. 50-52v).
Decoration: 1 emblematic frontispiece, numerous filigree initials.

Script: 
Gothic cursive and textura
Language: 
Middle English and Latin
Classification: