Manuscript: O.2.48
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Trinity College Library, O.2.48
(Herbarium)
 

Produced: Germany?, 14th century

Language: Latin

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Media: Paper
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Folios: 273  Height: 21.3 cm   Width: 15.2 cm

Manuscript type: Herbal

Location: Trinity College Library (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

"f.38a. Dog pulling up male mandrake. f.47a. Three men with spears and dog approaching female mandrake.

The text of the Herbal ends abruptly on f.250b with the herb forobos. Then follows a tract on beasts and birds, with rough drawings, de lepore. [Sextus Placitus, Liber medicine ex animalibus...]

Rex egipciorum octauiano augusto salutem plurimis exemplis expertus sum victoriam tuam et prudenciam.

There are pictures of Hare, Fox, Goat, Boar, Bear, Wolf, Lion, Bull, a sort of human-headed serpent not named (f.255), Elephant, Dog, Ass, Mule, Horse, Ram, Wild Goat, Youth and Maid, Cat, Grillus, Weasel, Mouse, Eagle, Vulture, Hawk, Crane, Cock, Partridge, Goose, Swallow, Dove, Crow, Hen, Hoopoe, Stork, Pie, Owls (4), Blackbird, Heron?, Parrot (cut out), Swan, another cut out, Peacock, Marmot?, Cocodrillus (a bird), Ostrich, Leopard, Deer, Unicorn, Dragon/Griffin. The two last are on the last leaf, which is much mutilated.

I think the work is German." - The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: a Descriptive Catalogue (Cambridge, 1900-04) James

James no. 1152


 
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