British Library, Harley MS 4986


Produced: Germany, 11th and 12th century
Current Location: British Library, London, England, UK
Manuscript Type: Herbal
Language: Latin
Folios: 81
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 26 cm Width: 19 cm
Folio 45r


A collection of medical and pharmaceutical texts of various dates. Includes Liber medicinae ex animalibus (Medicine from animals) by Sextus Placitus (folio 45r-50r) with animal illustrations, and a text on the use of bestiary animals in medicine (folio 67r-68v), not illustrated.

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