Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 110 (T.5.12)
Images: [ MS Hunter 110 fol. 27v-28r ]
Associated Websites: Images and caption from World of Chaucer web exhibition
Date of Creation: Between 1349 and 1399
Place of Creation: England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Incerti Avctoris, Synonyma Alchemiae.
Incerti Avctoris, Mappae Clavicvla.
Gvlielmi de Fvrnivali, (Arthvri), Opvs de Arsenico Svblimato.
Alberti Magni, Archiepiscopi Ratisbonensis (?), Semita Recta.
Incerti Avctoris, De Salibvs.
Incerti Avctoris, De Divinatione.
Alberti Magni, Archiepiscopi Ratisbonensis, De Secreto Philosophorvm.
On i, 1 verso in a XV. Cent. hand: Cinonima . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 | Incipit libellus dictus clauicula et de coloribus | . 9 . 10 . Explicit prologus | Incipiunt capitula huius operis . 10 . 11 . Expliciunt capitula | Incipit liber aurum plurimum facere . 11.
On i, 2 recto, in XV. and XVI. Cent. hands, are a list of 28 "mansiones," and two receipts, one in Latin, the other in English.
On i, 2 verso, in a XVI. Cent. hand, are 16 lines of Latin doggerel, ending: Artis alkimie opus optimum dicitur istud | Hec est ars tota a stultis alte remota.
i, 3 recto has a column of botanical names and their English equivalents, and a recipe to make yellow wax (XV. Cent. hand), while on its verso, under a note of the "line of life or the heart," come three XV. Cent. receipts.
On the top of 1, 1 recto is a (?contemporary) autograph: ffratris thome . magistri.
On f. 9 recto are recipes for making white and green wax.
On the verso of f. '38' are two lines of a prayer to the B.V.M. in a XVI. Cent. hand.
iii, 1-3. have numerous XV. and XVI. Cent. receipts. iii, 4 recto has a rudely drawn hare (?).
[Formerly R.6.14; R.6.74]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 x 6, ff. 74, written in English hand, in single cols. (except ff. 1-9 and 70-74, in double cols. of about 52 lines, each 7 x 2 5/8) of about 48 lines, each 7 1/8 x 5, margined with brown crayon, not ruled, catchwords, foliation (contemporary), ff. 13, 14 doubled, no signatures, illuminated and coloured initials (red and blue), similarly coloured paragraph marks, pen and ink drawings, diagrams, etc., in text and margins, numerous marginalia, damaged by damp and rats, fol. sec. Aleluc. Late Cent. XIV.
Binding: Polished vellum, gilt-tooled, remains of blue satin ties. Cent. XVII.-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. 111.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989; 'The World of Chaucer', Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, May-Aug. 2004.
Bibliography: Julie Gardham, The world of Chaucer: medieval books and manuscripts (Glasgow, 2004), p. 38; Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 28; 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 111-112.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Albert Saint, the Great d. 1280
Albertus Magnus.
author: William de Furnivall
exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
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.
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