St John's College MS. 132
John Arderne, Practica
Equivalent to the text in BL, MS Sloane 56, fols. 38ff.,, but at some point part of Arderne’s recipe collection has been joined, perhaps beginning fol. 16v: ‘ […] de nascentibus valere multum videtur et a me est expertus Pvluis grecus sic fiet Recipe auripigmenti citrini piperis nigri calc’ vini […] ’
The incipit, at least, of JOHN OF ARDERNE’S haemorrhoids tract, beginning in Sloane 56, at fol. 65. But the conclusion, as it appears in the Sloane copy, here occurs on fols. 21v–2. For such disorganization in the MSS, see Peter Murray Jones, 'Four Middle English Translations of John of Arderne', in Minnis, 62–89 at 66–7.
Probably a fragment from the end of ARDERNE’S recipe book.Fol. 58v is blank.
Fol. 63 has some washed materials and fragmentary notes on the verso, fol. vi a blason.
In long lines, about 35 lines to the page. No prickings; bounded in brown ink, no rules.
Written in a variety of anglicanas, all using secretary a. Punctuation by occasional point.
To fol. 49, 1-to 3-line red lombards at the heads of individual sections, red paraphs to break the text.
Thereafter, no red and blanks, usually with guide letters, for initial capitals.
From fol. 38v, running titles for subjects in text ink.
Illustrations of cochlears and operations fol. 5, and frequent marginal illustrations of diseases and operations.
A drawing of a castle and city (fol. 23, lower margin).
See AT, no. 542 (53).
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf, two modern paper flyleaves, and two medieval vellum ones (the first a former pastedown, a College bookplate on the verso of the second); at the rear, two modern paper flyleaves and another marbled paper leaf (vii–ix). Fols. 60v and vi are former pastedowns, the latter from a binding sewn on five thongs taken straight into the board and unstaggered, as in Pollard’s figure 3.
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Frauncys brydges’ (fol. ivv, s. xv ex.); he also probably wrote ‘deus ne in furore arguas me’ (fol. v).
A cancelled ownership inscription, including the name ‘blandford’ (fol. vv, s. xvi).
The old shelfmark ‘Abac: ij. No. 13’ (fol. vv).
‘Liber Collegij Diui Johannis Baptistae ex dono Domini Gulielmi Paddei Militis et Collegii olim Convictoris 1634’ (fol. 1, upper margin).
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Last Substantive Revision
2022-03: First online publication