Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 513 (V.8.16)
Images: [ MS Hunter 513 fol 2r ]
Associated Websites: MS Hunter 513. Digitised version hosted by University of Malaga (registration required)
Date of Creation: Between 1424 and 1475
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Benvenutus Grassus, Treatise on Diseases of the Eye.
Unknown Author, The Book of the Antitodarie.
Pseudo-Hippocratis, Treatise on Zodiacal Influence.
Pseudo-Hippocratis, Signa Mortis. Anglice.
i, 1. 2. consist of the lower half of a folio from an illuminated XIII. Cent. MS. of Old Testament history 'CXXIIII.' containing the reign of Jotham (2 Chron. xxvii.).
On i, 2 recto under an illegible erasure, and in a late XVII. Cent. hand: George Blagrave his | Booke. This may be a relative of Daniel Blagrave (1603-1668), the regicide. See Dict. Nat. Biog. v. 157.
On i, 2 verso under a late XVII. Cent. prescription, in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: This old M.S. contains | 1. Of the disorders of the Eyes | 2. The booke of the Antidotarie | 3. A pretended book of Ypocras.
On i, 1 recto is pencilled the price: 1- 11- 6.
On 4, 1 recto is a XVII. Cent. autograph: Francis Sleighe.
On 5, 5 verso in a late XVI. Cent. hand: Jhon garnett is my name [early-mid 16th century]. Possibly this is the autograph of Thomas Garnett (1575-1608), the exiled jesuit. See Dict. Nat. Biog. xxi. 7.
Prescriptions, etc., are contained on the following folios: 12, 3 verso-5 verso, 7 verso, 8 recto, 11 verso, 12 verso, 14 verso; ii, 4 recto, 6 verso-7 verso
ii, 1 verso and 5 verso contain astrological tables in XVII. Cent. hands.
On 12, 5 verso in red crayon in an early XVIII. Cent. hand: Charles Chancy. Probably this is the autograph of Dr. Charles Chancy (Chauncey) (1706-1777), physician and collector. See Dict. Nat. Biog. x. 168.
On ii, 8 recto in a XVI.-XVII. Cent. hand: pedyr of holworth | Estyrologia.
On ii, 7 verso in an early XVI. Cent. hand: Nota that luce my mayde | made her covenaunte | wythe me on yer | the vije day of november | for xvj s and that I wholde | geve her of my ow gentell | nes
[Formerly Q.8.17; Q.8.155].
This number is here correct. It has been duplicated for V.7.16 which should be numbered 489.
MS. is mid 15th century; binding mid 16th century: Per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, June 1954
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 6 5/8 x 5 5/8, ff. 107, originally ff. 108, written mainly in three hands, in single cols. of about 24 lines, each 5 x 4 1/8 (first five quires), 5 x 3 7/8 (quires 6-11), 4½ x 4 (12, 4-11.), 4 7/8 x 4 1/8 (12, 12-14.), not ruled, margined with red ink (quires 1-5), and brown crayon (quires 6-12), except 12, 4-11., margined with plummet, signatures (partly cropped, rubricated in 12, 4-7.), catchwords, no foliation, blue initials (rubricated 12, 12-14.), rubrics (mostly marginal after quire 5), paragraph marks blue and red alternately (quires 1-5), thereafter red only, marginalia, vellum defective in places, well preserved, fol. sec. Of tonicle. Late Cent. XIV.
Binding: Original, millboards, covered calf, blind-tooled lines and stamped panels, recently re-backed, formerly tied. Late Cent. XIV.
[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. 421.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: De la Cruz-Cabanillas, Isabel and Diego-Rodríguez, Irene, "Astrological Medicine in Middle English: The Case of Þe Booke of Ypocras", inTextual Reception and Cultural Debate in Medieval English Studies. Edited by M. J. Esteve Ramos and J. R. Prado Pérez. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars (2017) ISBN: 978-1-5275-0672-7, pp. 79-99; Benventus Grassus, The Middle English Opthalmic Treatise on the Use of the Eye in G.U.L. MS Hunter 513 (ff.1r-37r), An annotated edition and study by Teresa Marqués Aguado, Antonio Miranda Garcia and Santiago González, (Malaga, 2008); Benvenutus Grassus, The wonderful art of the eye: a critical edition of the Middle English translation of his De Probatissima Arte Oculorum, edited by L.M. Eldredge (East Lansing, 1996); 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 421-422.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Benvenutus Grassus fl 1200-1299
Benvenutus Grapheus or Grafeus.
author: Peter of Holworth
author: Pseudo-Hippocrates
provenance: George Blagrave fl 1600-1699
provenance: Charles Chancy 1706-1777
Charles Chauncey.
provenance: Thomas Garnett 1575-1608
provenance: Francis Sleighe fl 1600-1699
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