Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 88 (T.4.5)
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1599
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Ishak Ibn Sulaiman, Al-Isra'ili, [i.e. Isaac Jvdaevs), De Febribvs. Latine.
Johannis Widmann, Moechingeri, (Saliceti), De Lve Venerea.
The second work is in a later hand. Its title is transliterated at the foot of 7, 1 verso ?in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand. Fol. 53 has been torn in half and sewn. Two prescriptions occur; the first at the foot of f. 54 recto, the second overleaf.
For Ishak Ibn Sulaiman, Al-Isra'ili, who was born circa 820 A.D. and died 932 A.D., see Hirsch, Lexikon der Aerzte, 1. 167.
For Johann Widmann, Moechinger, who was born at Moechingen in 1440 and died in 1524, see Hirsch, Lexikon der Aerzte, 6. 264.
[Formerly P.2.8].
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 10 7/8 x 8, ff. 54, written in the Netherlands, in double cols. of 38-48 lines, each 7 3/4 x 2, signatures (mostly cropped), foliation (ff. 1-49 contemporary; 50-54 modern), no catchwords, rubrics and rubricated initials, marginalia, fol. sec. et videlicet. Cent. XV.-XVI.
Binding: Modern, millboards, covered vellum, title (in ink): ISAAC DE FEBRIBVS. Cent. XIX.
[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. 95.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 1265 in the sale of Joseph Letherland's library, 1765. Purchased by William Hunter for £1.2.0 according to the British Library copy of the Letherland sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (2).
When Hunter bought it at the Letherland sale, this manuscript was bound up with a 15th century printed book:
Crescentiis, Petrus de: Ruralia commoda. Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, [ca. 1483]: now Sp Coll Hunterian Bh.3.25.
The volume was disbound at some point in the 19th century and the Crescentiis and the manuscript texts separately bound and given different shelfmarks.
Noted by N.R. Ker, 'William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts' [Glasgow: 1983], p. 13 - though he was unable to trace the Crescentiis, perhaps because of the misleading imprint date given in the Letherland catalogue.
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Bibliography: 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. 95-96.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Isaac Israeli c 850-950
Philosopher and physician. Ophthamologist, Cairo. Physician successively to Caliphs Ziyadat Allah and Obaid Allah, Kairouan, Tunisia. Also known as Ishaq ibn Sulayman …
author: Johann Widmann 1440-1524
provenance: Joseph Letherland 1699-1764
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