Written by three scribes in informal gothic scripts... Written in England in the 15th century, as is suggested by the style of writing (especially of Scribe 2) and by the recipes in English. It is, however, questionable whether the codex was bound there as well, since "girdle-books" were produced primarily in the Low countries and Rhine Valley; no examples of these bindings seem to survive from England. Evidence of trimming, with some loss of marginalia, may indicate that the codex was written in one place and bound in another.
Binding: ca. 15th c., possibly German or Dutch. Although early, it is not the original binding. Resewn on three narrow, tawed, double thongs. The wrapper extends about 130 mm. to a Turk's head knot at the tail, about 25 mm. at the head, and has an overlap of about 50 mm. on the upper board... Manuscript on parchment (trimmed in a very irregular manner) of Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae. With Short notes (in Latin and English) on medical recipes, including "Medicyn for the Colyk".
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Beinecke MS 84
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 84. Boethius, De Consolatione Philosophiae. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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