Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 435 (V.5.5)
Images: [ MS Hunter 435 fol. 1v-2r ] [ MS Hunter 435 fol. 2r detail ]
Associated Websites: Images and caption from English Language manuscripts course material web page.
Date of Creation: Between 1099 and 1299
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Incerti Avctoris, Pharmacopoeia.
Incerti Avctoris, Pondervm et Mensvrarvm Explicatio.
Alexandri Tralliani, Practica.
Incerti Avctoris, Nominvm Medicorvm Explicatio.
Incerti Avctoris (Pseudo-Galenvs), De Passionibvs Mvliervm.
On iii, 1 verso in XII.-XIII. Cent. uncials: ALEXANDER AD COSMAM ET DAMIANVM; Under this in pencil, in an XVIII. Cent. hand, the price: 1=11=6.
Under this in XVIII. Cent. hands: Mr. Collins | Alexandri Yatrosophiste Opera | Medica, Codex Mss. memb. vere antiq.
On iii, 2 recto in a XVI. Cent. hand: Reseue thys tyny 1 | [inverted] brother brother.
The Pharmacopoeia is the same as that from which a fragment is found in V.5.3 (13, 12 verso col. a line 1-col. b line 40), q.v.
At the bottom of col. b on 17, 5 verso in a XVI. Cent. hand similar to that on iii, 2 recto is an almost completely erased note beginning: Thys medesyn Is very holl | sum for... synknes | leuys a...
Alexander of Tralles in Lydia (VIth Cent.) was a famous physician and author.
[Formerly Q.5.14; Q.5.77].
Rebacked in February 1962 by D. Cockerell & Son in brown morocco with red title lable: ALEXANDRI | TRALLIANI | PRACTICA | MEDICINAE. Old title lable mounted on back end paper
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 x 6, ff. 132, or, including the original fly-leaves containing 1 and 2, ff. 136, originally ff. 138 (or ff. 142), beautifully written (?in France), in single cols. (with a few exceptions) of 30 lines, each 6 x 3, ruled and margined with plummet, no signatures or foliation, probably cropped, catchwords, blue and red ornamental initials (in 1, 3 recto; 5, 6 recto, and 15, 8 verso, red, blue, and green), rubrics, small red and blue initials (alternately) in lists of chapters preceding the three books, marginalia, vellum defective in places and sewn, square place-finding tabs cut in 5, 5. and 15, 8., much cropped, otherwise well preserved and clean, fol. sec. Incipiunt (rubric). Cent. XII.-XIII.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson (faded to brown) grained Rusia, gilt-tooled edges, sides (back modern), saffron edges, title (gilt) modern, on crimson morocco shield: ALEXANDER | IATROSOPHIST. 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. 358.]
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.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 8; 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 358-359; D R Langslow, The Latin Alexander Trallianus (London, 2006), contains references throughout and folio 45r is reproduced as Plate V.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Alexander of Tralles 6th cent.
Alexander Trallianus
author: Pseudo-Galen
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. …
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