Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Codex 527 Miscellaneum pharmaceuticum

Title

Miscellaneum pharmaceuticum

Other related names

Call number

Ms. Codex 527
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

Italian, with beginning of text in Latin (f. 1r-2r)

Origin

Written in Italy, circa 1700 (according to Rudolf Hirsch notes on file in Library). Date 1760 is written on parchment inside upper cover.
Date
circa 1700
Place
Italy

Summary

Manual for the examination to become an apothecary, to be administered by a physician. Text begins in Latin, continues as a translation into Italian on f. 2r. Some of the manual is in question-and-answer form, the rest in lists or short summaries. Topics covered include professional ethics and conduct ("an apothecary should have a wife, to rein in his youth"), the identification of herbs, and techniques for their preparation and storage.

Notes

Extent

30 leaves : 212 x 154 (180 x 126) mm. bound to 224 x 165 mm

Foliation

Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 30 + i (contemporary paper); [1-30]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.

Support

Paper

Binding

Contemporary parchment, with title and number 1556 on spine.

Layout

  • Written in 26 long lines; ruled in lead and drypoint; prickings visible.
  • Script

  • Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
  • Provenance

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