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The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220

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Durham, Cathedral Library, Hunter 100

The Production and Use of English Manuscripts: 1060 to 1220

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Liber de medicina, compoto, et astronomia, including Latin-OE herbal glossary

Date: s. xiiin


Made up of four booklets of similar design and script which have been arranged differently at various times. Contains calendars and astrological tables, medical recipes and tracts (Doane and Rollason 2007, pp. 111-20). Fols 82-84v contain a list of the names of herbs in Latin with their Old English equivalents. The only other Old English is on fol. 106v, where the heading 'Ad papulam .i. blegne' occurs in a collection of recipes (Ker 1957).

Manuscript Items:

  1. Item: fols 82-84

      Title (D.6): Latin-Old English Glossary: Glossary of Herb Names

      Incipit: (fol. 82r) Absinthium.Vermod

      Explicit: (fol. 84v) Zizania. coccel

      Note: Scanned facsimile is too blurred to read. Incipit and explicit taken from Doane and Rollason 2007.


  2. Item: fol. 106

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Form: Codex

Support: Parchment


Foliation and/or Pagination: The present foliation is in modern pencil. Originally foliated in a different order in fifteenth century. There is some erratic early modern pagination.

Collation: Fols ii + 121 + ii (flyleaves paper). Consists of four individual booklets bound together: fols 1-42, fols 43-84, fols 85-101 and fols 102-121.


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