Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 35 (T.1.3)
Images: [ MS Hunter 35 fol. 18r detail ]
Associated Websites: Images and caption from World of Chaucer web exhibition
Date of Creation: Between 1349 and 1399
Place of Creation: Italy
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Magistri Raimvndi Chalin de Vinario, De Epidemia.
Incerti Avctoris, Pandecta Medicinae.
On ii, 4 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's handwriting: Libri M.S. duo | Primus | Tractatus de Epidemia compositus per | Magistrum Raimundum in medicina | preclari studii medicine montis pessula- | ni anno Di 1382 mensis septembris | Secundus | Pandecta Medicinae ex multis collecta, | per Alphabetum trium vel quatuor. Linguarum | ordinata, et Roberto Cecilie regi dicata. | Robertus was King of Sicily from 1309 to 1327 | which fixes the date of this collection.
Under this, on a half sheet of paper gummed on, in the same hand, is a transcription of the first thirteen lines of the second work.
The vignette on the first folio, 5 1/8 x 3, represents a crimson-capped, blue-gowned figure, seated in a high-backed arm-chair and reading, with his left hand on an open volume on a swivel (?) lectern attached to the chair, while his right holds some green leaves on his lap. Behind the chair is a basket full of leaves.
The name Scheuez occurs in a late XV. Cent. French hand on 1, 3 recto top, where it has been nearly effaced, in col. a of the same page, on 2, 8 verso and 3, 1 recto, which latter pages also bear the monogram A.H. and autograph of Archibaldus Hering N.P. The latter name is in a XVI. Cent. hand. They recur on fol. 207 verso. For William Schevez or Schives (d. 1497), Archbishop of St. Andrews (1478-97), see Dict. N. Biog. 1. 416. His autograph is also found in Fordun's Scotichronicon [G.U. Lib. BE 7. b. 8.].
On 8, 10 (fol. 77) verso bottom: god gif ze Be hangit [this twice - the second a feeble scrawl, which continues]: In ye name of god and of the father & of the sone & of | the holy gaist so be it Archib | amen.
The recto of next page (fol. 78 recto) has French marginal notes in XVI. Cent. hand, so cropped, however, as to be unintelligible. They are repeated on fol. 123 recto: Combien qui en toutes les afflictiones par lesquellz dieu exercice...
On the lower margin of fol. 115 recto in XVI. Cent. hand: Quhen god had creatit man.
On fol. 140 verso in another (XVI. Cent.) hand: Omnibus hanc Cartam visuris vel audituris Thomas Charterhous D.
On fol. 176 verso in somewhat earlier hand: Johne Hake baxtare belmane burgis of ye brugh of perth | In tym of welth think on destres he yat yis writ god saue.
On fol. 207 verso besides the repeated autographs of Scheuez and Archibaldus Hering (Heryng) is found: Liber archibaldi hering et amicorum. At the top in late XV. Cent. French hand: Willielmi Sancti and. Archiepiscopi.
The first three folios are much damaged in the margins (text intact), but have been carefully repaired. The whole volume shows damage by damp, and in the last quire the corners are much impaired, the damage extending to the text in the last three folios.
Magister Raimundus (Raymond Chalin De Vinario), born at Vinas in Languedoc towards the middle of the XIV. Cent., studies medicine at Montpellier, and professing medicine there, went to Avignon, where he observed and described the Plague which raged in the years 1347, 1360, 1375 and 1382. He was thus a contemporary of De chauliac. His work was revised and published by Jacques Dalechamps at Lyons, 1552.
[Formerly R.2.4; R.2.13].
Rebound January 1953 by D. Cockerell & Son. Cloth sides, red niger morocco spine. Lettered: "Raimundi de Epidemia / Pandecta medicinae / MS."
L. MacKinney, Medical illustrations in medieval manuscripts, p. 128.
MS. Hunter 35 (14th c). Medical miscellany. f. 16. Author: holds book and herb.
BE7-b.8 now MS Gen 333
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper (two fols. vellum), 16 x 10 3/4, ff. 207, originally ff. 214, written in an even Italian hand, in double cols. of 60-64 lines, each 11 3/4 x 3 1/8, catchwords and signatures (contemporary) beginning with third quire, foliation (pencil, modern), ruled and margined with brown crayon, illuminated initials, capitals coloured red and blue, rubrics, marginalia. Late Cent. XIV.
Binding: Millboards, covered calf, gilt and blind-tooled sides and edges, recently re-backed, etc. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 37.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: 'The World of Chaucer', Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, May-Aug. 2004.
Bibliography: Norman MacDougall, James III (Edinburgh, 2009) features fol 18r as Plate 6 and refers to the manuscript pp 265-266; Julie Gardham, The world of Chaucer: medieval books and manuscripts (Glasgow, 2004), p. 35; L. MacKinney, Medical illustrations in medieval manuscripts (London, 1965), p. 128; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 36-38.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Raymond Chalin de Vinario fl.1350-1382
Magister Raimundus.
exhibition: World of Chaucer
Exhibition: The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts from Glasgow University Library, held at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, 15 May-28 August 2004.
provenance: Archibald Hering fl 1550
provenance: William Scheves c 1440-1497
Courtier of James III, King of Scotland. Archbishop of St Andrews.
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