Italy, possibly Bologna, Venice, or Padua, ca. 1300.
19th-century brown morocco over heavy boards.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1916.
157 leaves (2 columns, 34 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 265 x 213 mm
Part of a lot of manuscripts purchased in 1916 by Francis Willey Kelsey (1858-1927) on behalf of J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) through the agency of Dr. David L. Askren, an American missionary and physician residing in the Fayyūm, Egypt.
Ms. medical treatises; written and illuminated in Italy, perhaps in Bologna, Venice, or Padua, ca. 1300.
Text: books I-III.
Decoration: ornamental panels of acanthus foliage throughout, some inhabited; burnished gold bars.
small rabbinical script