The Resource Composite medical miscellany

Composite medical miscellany

Label
Composite medical miscellany
Title
Composite medical miscellany
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Citation location within source
pp.4-6.
Citation source
Kidd, Peter. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts in the Library of the College of Physicians, Philadelphia. November 2015.
CitationUri
https://www.academia.edu/19606281/A_Descriptive_Catalogue_of_the_Medieval_Manuscripts_in_the_Library_of_the_College_of_Physicians_Philadelphia
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
ca. 1260-ca. 1318
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Bernard
Index
no index present
Language note
  • Latin, medieval
  • English, Middle
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
fl. 1387 ;
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diet
  • Formulas, recipes, etc.
  • Health
  • Hygiene
Label
Composite medical miscellany
Link
http://penn.stage.diedrick.com/viewer.php?id=10a%20215#page/1/mode/2up
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1. (fol.i) A narrow vertical parchment strip has the first 2 or 3 letters (recto) or last several letters (verso) of an unidentified text in English in 15th-century script, laid out with about 30 lines per page. 2. (fols.1r–10v) Bernard de Gordon, Tractatus de regimine sanitatis (i.e. Part IV of his De conservatione vitae humanae), with a heading in the upper margin: “Incipit tractatus de regimine sanitatis editus in preclaro studio Montis Pessulani / per magistrum Bernardum de Gurdonia [sic]. Anno domini M o .CCC o .7 o .”, main text: “Nullus debet sumere cibum nisi stomachus sit vacuus. Cognoscitur autem quod stomacus sit vacuus quia non precessit crapula ... et omnia fumosa et sint in magna abstinentia” (Thorndike & Kibre 957); equivalent to the 1570 printed edition (College of Physicians, Sa. 87), chapters XI–XXVI, (pp.53–137 line 7). Luke E. Demaitre, Doctor Bernard de Gordon: Professor and Practitioner, Pontifical Institute Mediaeval Studies, 51 (Toronto, 1980), p.192, records one other manuscript starting at the same point. Part II: 1. (fols.11r–21r; formerly 1r–11r) “In tractatu isto qui intitulatur De regimine sanitatis aliquid breviter dicendum est cum Christi [sic] adiutorio et de aliquibus que pertinet ad santiatem corporalem ... Et dividitur in viii capitula. In primo loquitur de utilitate boni regiminis ... Oportet eum qui vult vita esse longevum ... non evadent nisi eum deus ex speciali gratia servaver’t(?). Explicit Dietarius optimus”. (cf Thorndike & Kibre 718, and 1011 as Bartholomeus de Ferraria; cf. Huntington Library, HM 64). 2. (fol.21v; formerly 11v) A heading: “ Luna. venus. stilbons. [above which is added: mercurius] sol saturnus jovis et mars.” followed by ten lines laid out as verse “Est aries taurus gemini cancer leo virgo / ...”. 3. (fol.22r) A medicinal recipe(?), beginning imperfect at “pro pestilencia in Anglia regantur 4 to anno regni Henrici 7 mi ...” mentioning a precious stone “vocatur peerle”, “rubiam corollam”, and “ambre orientalis”. 4. (fol.22r) Part of the first three lines of an added recipe, late 15th(?)century. Part III: 1. (fols.23r–40v; formerly 1–18v) “Here begynnyth the wyse boke of mayster Peers of Salerne as he transposyd it owte of Lateyn in to Englysche at ye requeste & desyre of Margerye Fygyll the qwene of Spayne. And as it was affernyd by ye opynyons of alle the maystres that tyme in Sallerne dwellyng”, edited from this manuscript by Carol F. Heffernan, “ The Wyse Book of Maystyr Peers of Salerne: Edition and Study of a Fourteenth-Century Treatise of Popular Medicine”, Manuscripta, 37 (1993), pp.290–321 at 307–18; the text is derived from the Liber magistri Petri de Salerno (Cambridge, St John’s College, MS. D.4 (James no.79)); another 15th-century Middle English version is in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Rawl. C. 506, fols.2v–4v; see also Martti Sakari Mäkinen, “The Wyse Book of Maystyr Peers of Salerne and Wound In The Head: Notes on an Undetected Parallel”, Notes and Queries, 57 no.1 (2010), pp. 3134 and Monica H. Green, “The Possibilities of Literacy and the Limits of Reading: Women and the Gendering of Medical Literacy”, pp.65 no.26, 71 note q, reprinted in Women’s Healthcare in the Medieval West, Ashgate Variorum collected studies (Aldershot, 2000); the text is divided into parts by enlarged initials and/or lines left blank: a. (fol.23r olim 1r) “Fyrst that every man is made of iiij humours that is for to wytte of Blode of red colorye. off blak colorye ...” b. (fol.25r olim 3r) “The properteys of the planetys be Almagest in the Centologye of Tholomye ...” c. (fol.28r olim 6r) “Here be ye sygnes of dethe to perseyve in a seke body: hys forhed rede, his browes schall falle ...” d. (fol.28v olim 6v) “Here begynnyth ye blyssyng upon herbys ... Deus qui in mundo primordia ...” e. (fol.29r–40v olim 7r–18v) “Here begynnyth and tellyth howe a man schal make hys salves playsterys and oynements aftyr the forme and byddyng of mayster Peers of Salerne. ... stere it tyll it be colde”. 2. (fol.40v olim 18v) Added recipes “ Ad faciendum incaustum” in Latin, and “C ontra sudorem et pestem” in English: “Take of powder imperiall ij d weyght ...”, pentrials (apparently gibberish), and a record of expenses(?) in English: “For ofering(?) ij d / For clowtyng j d ob. / Item for j peyershon(?) iiij d / Item at ...? dowter j d”
Dimensions
215×145–50mm;
Extent
40 leaves: Part I: 10 (parchment); Part II: 11 (paper); Part III: 18 (paper); + part of 1 (parchment flyleaf)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
1. All three parts written by English scribes, presumably in England, although Parts II and III are apparently on imported paper. 2. Inscribed, 15th century, “John Gower(?) of ?wehsgate in the brew? of asdan? debet magister ford xxxxiiij d vj d (?)”, “John aly”, “festum sancte Stefenis”, and “dum finis(?) in mondo [sic] fuit homo missus a deo cui(?)” (cf. John 1:6) (fol.22v). 3. Inscribed, 18th? century, “Aboute” (fol.1r, lower margin). 4. Sir Thomas Mostyn (1704–1758), 4th Baronet, in his library at Gloddaeth, Carnarvon: in the 1744 Gloddaeth library catalogue no.67 (Daniel Huws, “Sir Thomas Mostyn and the Mostyn Manuscripts”, in James P. Carley and Colin G.C. Tite, eds., Books and Collectors 1200–1700: Essays Presented to Andrew Watson (London, 1997), pp.451–72 at 466 no.19). 5. Mostyn Library; described in the Fourth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts: Report and Appendix (London, 1874), p.351 no.105. 6. Apparently not in the Mostyn Library sale at Sotheby’s in 1920, but apparently acquired in the same year by: 7. Messrs. J. & J. Leighton, London booksellers, offered to the College for £40 “before cataloguing” in a letter dated October 21, 1920 (see Heffernan, p.292), and offered publicly in their Catalogue of Interesting and Rare Books, Illuminated & Other Manuscripts ..., Part II (New Series, no.II) (London, [1920?]), no.846, priced £45. 8. College Library bookplate, loose inside the front cover, with the accession number “104215”, “Fund for Rare Books”, and cost “205. 18 ”; inscribed in pencil “Leighton” (fol.2r, inner margin); the Accession Register records that it was accessioned on March 22, 1921.
Physical substance
parchment and paper;
Physical support
bound in a medieval limp vellum wrapper, dirty and worn
Label
Composite medical miscellany
Link
http://penn.stage.diedrick.com/viewer.php?id=10a%20215#page/1/mode/2up
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1. (fol.i) A narrow vertical parchment strip has the first 2 or 3 letters (recto) or last several letters (verso) of an unidentified text in English in 15th-century script, laid out with about 30 lines per page. 2. (fols.1r–10v) Bernard de Gordon, Tractatus de regimine sanitatis (i.e. Part IV of his De conservatione vitae humanae), with a heading in the upper margin: “Incipit tractatus de regimine sanitatis editus in preclaro studio Montis Pessulani / per magistrum Bernardum de Gurdonia [sic]. Anno domini M o .CCC o .7 o .”, main text: “Nullus debet sumere cibum nisi stomachus sit vacuus. Cognoscitur autem quod stomacus sit vacuus quia non precessit crapula ... et omnia fumosa et sint in magna abstinentia” (Thorndike & Kibre 957); equivalent to the 1570 printed edition (College of Physicians, Sa. 87), chapters XI–XXVI, (pp.53–137 line 7). Luke E. Demaitre, Doctor Bernard de Gordon: Professor and Practitioner, Pontifical Institute Mediaeval Studies, 51 (Toronto, 1980), p.192, records one other manuscript starting at the same point. Part II: 1. (fols.11r–21r; formerly 1r–11r) “In tractatu isto qui intitulatur De regimine sanitatis aliquid breviter dicendum est cum Christi [sic] adiutorio et de aliquibus que pertinet ad santiatem corporalem ... Et dividitur in viii capitula. In primo loquitur de utilitate boni regiminis ... Oportet eum qui vult vita esse longevum ... non evadent nisi eum deus ex speciali gratia servaver’t(?). Explicit Dietarius optimus”. (cf Thorndike & Kibre 718, and 1011 as Bartholomeus de Ferraria; cf. Huntington Library, HM 64). 2. (fol.21v; formerly 11v) A heading: “ Luna. venus. stilbons. [above which is added: mercurius] sol saturnus jovis et mars.” followed by ten lines laid out as verse “Est aries taurus gemini cancer leo virgo / ...”. 3. (fol.22r) A medicinal recipe(?), beginning imperfect at “pro pestilencia in Anglia regantur 4 to anno regni Henrici 7 mi ...” mentioning a precious stone “vocatur peerle”, “rubiam corollam”, and “ambre orientalis”. 4. (fol.22r) Part of the first three lines of an added recipe, late 15th(?)century. Part III: 1. (fols.23r–40v; formerly 1–18v) “Here begynnyth the wyse boke of mayster Peers of Salerne as he transposyd it owte of Lateyn in to Englysche at ye requeste & desyre of Margerye Fygyll the qwene of Spayne. And as it was affernyd by ye opynyons of alle the maystres that tyme in Sallerne dwellyng”, edited from this manuscript by Carol F. Heffernan, “ The Wyse Book of Maystyr Peers of Salerne: Edition and Study of a Fourteenth-Century Treatise of Popular Medicine”, Manuscripta, 37 (1993), pp.290–321 at 307–18; the text is derived from the Liber magistri Petri de Salerno (Cambridge, St John’s College, MS. D.4 (James no.79)); another 15th-century Middle English version is in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Rawl. C. 506, fols.2v–4v; see also Martti Sakari Mäkinen, “The Wyse Book of Maystyr Peers of Salerne and Wound In The Head: Notes on an Undetected Parallel”, Notes and Queries, 57 no.1 (2010), pp. 3134 and Monica H. Green, “The Possibilities of Literacy and the Limits of Reading: Women and the Gendering of Medical Literacy”, pp.65 no.26, 71 note q, reprinted in Women’s Healthcare in the Medieval West, Ashgate Variorum collected studies (Aldershot, 2000); the text is divided into parts by enlarged initials and/or lines left blank: a. (fol.23r olim 1r) “Fyrst that every man is made of iiij humours that is for to wytte of Blode of red colorye. off blak colorye ...” b. (fol.25r olim 3r) “The properteys of the planetys be Almagest in the Centologye of Tholomye ...” c. (fol.28r olim 6r) “Here be ye sygnes of dethe to perseyve in a seke body: hys forhed rede, his browes schall falle ...” d. (fol.28v olim 6v) “Here begynnyth ye blyssyng upon herbys ... Deus qui in mundo primordia ...” e. (fol.29r–40v olim 7r–18v) “Here begynnyth and tellyth howe a man schal make hys salves playsterys and oynements aftyr the forme and byddyng of mayster Peers of Salerne. ... stere it tyll it be colde”. 2. (fol.40v olim 18v) Added recipes “ Ad faciendum incaustum” in Latin, and “C ontra sudorem et pestem” in English: “Take of powder imperiall ij d weyght ...”, pentrials (apparently gibberish), and a record of expenses(?) in English: “For ofering(?) ij d / For clowtyng j d ob. / Item for j peyershon(?) iiij d / Item at ...? dowter j d”
Dimensions
215×145–50mm;
Extent
40 leaves: Part I: 10 (parchment); Part II: 11 (paper); Part III: 18 (paper); + part of 1 (parchment flyleaf)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
1. All three parts written by English scribes, presumably in England, although Parts II and III are apparently on imported paper. 2. Inscribed, 15th century, “John Gower(?) of ?wehsgate in the brew? of asdan? debet magister ford xxxxiiij d vj d (?)”, “John aly”, “festum sancte Stefenis”, and “dum finis(?) in mondo [sic] fuit homo missus a deo cui(?)” (cf. John 1:6) (fol.22v). 3. Inscribed, 18th? century, “Aboute” (fol.1r, lower margin). 4. Sir Thomas Mostyn (1704–1758), 4th Baronet, in his library at Gloddaeth, Carnarvon: in the 1744 Gloddaeth library catalogue no.67 (Daniel Huws, “Sir Thomas Mostyn and the Mostyn Manuscripts”, in James P. Carley and Colin G.C. Tite, eds., Books and Collectors 1200–1700: Essays Presented to Andrew Watson (London, 1997), pp.451–72 at 466 no.19). 5. Mostyn Library; described in the Fourth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts: Report and Appendix (London, 1874), p.351 no.105. 6. Apparently not in the Mostyn Library sale at Sotheby’s in 1920, but apparently acquired in the same year by: 7. Messrs. J. & J. Leighton, London booksellers, offered to the College for £40 “before cataloguing” in a letter dated October 21, 1920 (see Heffernan, p.292), and offered publicly in their Catalogue of Interesting and Rare Books, Illuminated & Other Manuscripts ..., Part II (New Series, no.II) (London, [1920?]), no.846, priced £45. 8. College Library bookplate, loose inside the front cover, with the accession number “104215”, “Fund for Rare Books”, and cost “205. 18 ”; inscribed in pencil “Leighton” (fol.2r, inner margin); the Accession Register records that it was accessioned on March 22, 1921.
Physical substance
parchment and paper;
Physical support
bound in a medieval limp vellum wrapper, dirty and worn

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