Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 497 (V.7.24)
Title: De Virtvtibvs (sive Viribvs) Herbarvm
Images: [ MS Hunter 497 fol 1r ]
Associated Websites: MS Hunter 497. Digitised version hosted by University of Malaga (registration required)
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Aemilii Macri, De Virtvtibvs (sive Viribvs) Herbarvm Opvs a Johanne Lelamour in linguam anglicam translatvm.
John Lelamour's Translation into English Prose of Macer's Herbary:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-7): HEre begynneth the fyrst bo= | ke of Macer [th]at techyth and opon= | ly shewyth the vertues of many in | dyuerse herbes. In the wyche boke | ben contened xl . vj . herbes wyth her | vertues and propyrtes of the wy= | che . [all rubric except Ere of the first word].
Ends (12, 5 recto lines 20-22): of thys herbe . | laus deo | Amen.
Remarks: On ii, 1 verso (over an erasure of a XV.-XVI. Cent. writing) in an early XVIII. Cent. hand: Opusculum Aemilij Maceri | Medici Italiensis . vixit Centuria | prima ante | Galenum Ames (?) | vide ffriends Hystoria Medicin. Other XVI. Cent. prescriptions, etc., occupy the rest of this page and also the verso of 12, 5.
On 1, 1 recto top margin, is the Divine monogram: ihc in a contemporary hand. According to Warton (English Poetry, London 1840, vol. ii. p. 362) the author of this work was Odo or Odobonus, and its translator John Lelarmouse, master of Hereford School (in 1373). See also Dr. E.J.L. Scott's Index to the Sloane MSS., London, 1904, pp. 305 and 329, where the name is given as Lelamour (and Lelamoure).
[Formerly Q.8.24; Q.8.162].
MS. is mid-late 15th century: Per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, June 1954
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 6 5/8 x 4 3/4, ff. 94, originally ff. 104, written in single cols. of about 22 lines, each 4 x 3, margined with brown crayon, not lined, signatures (traces only), catchwords, foliation (XVI.-XVII. Cent.), partial (ff. 1-35), rubrics, rubricated initials and initials touched with vermilion, marginalia, blank spaces scribbled on, vellum coarse and defective, fol. sec. Synuere. Early Cent. XV.
Binding: Original, bevelled oak boards, covered sheep-skin, originally fastened by a leather strap and (central) stud pin, recently repaired, original twine markers. Early Cent. XV.
[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. 409.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
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), p. 409
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Aemilius Macer
translator: John Lelamour fl.1373
John Lelarmouse.
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