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From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
Several medical recipes added on blank leaves and portions of leaves in a sixteenth-century? cursive hand.
Signature of John Bonen? in a seventeenth-century hand. Signature of Thomas Bowen in a seventeenth-century hand.
Layout: various single-column.
Script: English bookhand.
Decoration: 15 illuminated borders; other decorated initials, some gilt.
Binding: disbound, but with some original sewing intact; modern case.
Manuscript, on vellum, incomplete, in a single hand, of John Lydgate's and Benedict Burgh's Middle English verse translation of the twelfth-century Latin treatise Secretum Secretorum, itself a translation of the Kitab sirr al-asrar. In addition to this text, the volume also contains several prose pieces in Middle English and Latin, including one with illustrated diagrams and a Latin tract on the interpretation of dreams.
63 l. : parchment ; 250 x 159 mm
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