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An Italian Herbal, describing the appearance, medical properties, etc., of eighty-six plants, written in the 15th century

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MS. Add. A. 23

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An Italian Herbal, describing the appearance, medical properties, etc., of eighty-six plants, each with a large coloured drawing, roughly executed: beg. 'Macer el qualle te scriue li vertu de alchune herbe'; an index precedes: two leaves are lost after fol. 34, and the upper parts of some leaves at the end are injured. There are some rather later corrections of the accounts.

Dates

  • written in the 15th century

Extent

90 Leaves

Language of Materials

Italian

Shelfmark

MS. Add. A. 23

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 24721.

Custodial History

There is an erased entry, beginning 'Bibliothecę ...'.

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 482*

Physical Facet

On paper, with coloured illustrations, see below

Dimensions

8 5/8 × 6 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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