Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 135 (T.6.17)
Images: [ MS Hunter 135 first index ] [ MS Hunter 135 fol 74r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1499 and 1599
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Incerti Avctoris, Medica Qvaedam.
Incerti Avctoris, De Chirvrgia Libri IV.
Incerti Avctoris, Medica Qvaedam.
Magistri Johannis Arderne, Practica Chirvrgiae.
Incerti Avctoris, Medica Qvaedam.
The remaining pages are occupied with two indexes, the first beginning (29, 4 recto lines 1-5): "The table or kalender of this booke | wherbie thou may turne bi the | letters and figures to any thing | which thi hart desirith in this | booke, and that with spede," and ending (30, 1 verso line 3): "ynck - 174," and the second beginning (30, 2 recto lines 1-6): "The table or kalender of al the notable experiments | and medicines contened in the booke intituled | the secrets of Master Alexis wherebi thou may turn | bi the letters and fygures to any thing which thi hart desyreth in that booke and that with | spede," and ending (30, 3 verso line 24): "nawcea - 295."
Remarks: On i, 4 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: A Boke of Surgerie and | other experiments very necessarie and profitable | that thou peruse it well | and print it in thi | mynde | By the inscription to the last Table | at the end of this book it is | The Secrets of Mr. Alexis.
The above-mentioned index does not belong to this book. Cf. Sloan Cat. p. 515, No. 2818, 4.
On 1, 1 recto in a XVI. Cent. hand: A booke of Surgerie and | other experiments vere | necessarie and profitable | yf thou pervse it well | and print it in thi | mynde.
Following this, in a XVII. Cent. hand, are two Receipts and this memorandum: These words decimate the cards | Adoniah Balam 14-1 | Gamaliel Joram 10-2/15-3 | Bilverada Selam 8-4 | Benhadad Jeharam 5-3.
On i, 1 verso in a late XVII. Cent. hand: Leonardus Cooke | me tenet.
On 30, 6 recto in an early XVII. Cent. hand: Henrye Swinburne. See T.8.17 (Description). The verso of this last folio, formerly attached, preserves the impression of the original black leather covers and two silk tags with which it was tied.
Arderne's Surgery (No. 4 above) consists of four portions as follows:
i. f. '159' verso l. 22-f. '172' verso l. 31 = f. 48 recto l. 1-f. 54 recto l. 28 (in U.4.9)
ii. f. '178' verso l. 1-f. '181' verso l. 31 = f. 54 recto l. 29-f. 56 verso l. 5 (in U.4.9)
iii. f. '209' recto l. 1-f. '226' recto l. 29 = f. 56 verso l. 5-f. 78 recto l. 21 (in U.4.9)
iv. f. '183' recto l. 1-f. '208' verso l. 20 = f. 78 recto l. 22-f. 96 recto l. 19 (in U.4.9)
The same hand which collated John Arderne's "Practica Chirurgiae" in T.5.14 has gone over these portions and inserted marginalia and interlinear additions and corrections from U.4.9 (described as "Dr. Mead's MS."), which see. The foliation is in great part erased and re-written.
The following collation will assist towards a comparative view of the two MSS.:
(T.6.17) f. 222 verso line 12 = f. 65 verso line 8 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 222 verso line 13 = f. 66 recto line 3 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 226 recto line 29 = f. 78 recto line 21 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 183 recto line 1 = f. 78 recto line 22 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 206 recto line 20 = f. 96 recto line 19 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 206 recto line 21 = f. 98 recto line 8 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 206 verso line 23 = f. 97 recto line 16 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 207 recto line 23 = f. 96 recto line 20 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 208 recto line 26 = f. 95 verso line 37 (U.4.9)
(T.6.17) f. 208 verso line 20 = f. 96 recto line 19 (U.4.9)
Arnaldus de Villa Nova (cf. Sloan Cat. pp. 495, 496), author of the Novum Lumen Alchemiae, etc., is quoted f. '9' verso.
A small Hunt. Mus. Lib. book-plate occurs, inverted, on iii, 3 recto.
[Formerly Q.7.14; Q.7.127].
L.E. Voigts, 'A doctor and his books: the manuscripts of Roger Marchall (d. 1477)' in New science out of old books 1995, 249-314
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 7 7/8 x 6, ff. 250, originally ff. 254, well written, in several hands, in single cols. of about 31 lines, each 6 x 4, margined with plummet (or pencil), not ruled, catchwords (each page), foliation (from 2, 1. to 29, 10. = ff. 1-241), no signatures, much cropped, a few rude pen and ink drawings. Cent. XVI.
Binding: Not original, millboards, covered spattered calf, gilt panelled back, title: MEDICAL | & CHIRURG. MS. 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. 122.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: John Arderne fl.1370
Surgeon.
provenance: Leonard Cooke fl.c.1675
provenance: Henry Swinburne 1560-1623
Ecclesiastical lawyer.
subject: Arnaldus de Villanova d. 1311
Arnaldus Villanovanus.
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