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MS. Laud Misc. 607

Summary Catalogue no.: 984


Avicenna, Canon medicinae (tr. Gerard of Cremona )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 440)


Origin: 13th century, third quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Chichester, West Sussex, Cathedral church of Holy Trinity: "Auicenna de vera medicina ij do . fo | Gimine fenum I iiij." (at head of fol. 1r), s. xiv. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

William Laud (1573--1645), archbishop of Canterbury, 1638. "William le Neve Clarencieux" (at end). (MLGB3)

Inscription in the same hand as that in Bodley 374 (those reproduced in N.P.S. are probably the same also), but this pressmark is of a later date (? s. xv) on erasure. Two-line erasure at the end. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.