Medical miscellany.

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
  • Latin
  • French
[France] : [producer not identified], [between 1250 and 1350]
1 volume (iv, 72, iv leaves) : parchment, illustrations ; 14 cm


  • Title from printed catalog.
  • Script: Textualis rotunda by three different scribes.
  • Decoration: Fol. 1r has a historiated border on the left and bottom margins of the text area. The border depicts a seated teacher with students below; a physician holding up a urinal; a standing figure with a sack; a seated figure; a standing figure, possibly with a sack; a man in a red robe showing a written sheet to a kneeling figure; and three figures in conversation.
Binding note
England, early 20th century. Bound by W. H. Smith & Son, London.
Language note
Latin and French.
  • 1.1-32r: “In nomine sancte et indiuidue trinitatis que omnia creauit et que singula dotauit uirtutibus propriis a qua omnis sapientia data est sapientibus et scientia scientibus ...” Explicit: “... in aqua comedatur siue bibatur omnia interiora consolidat.”
  • 2.32v-36v: “De febre effimera rubrica. Contra febrem effimeram in principio siripus de rosis scandalis et floribus et uenufar ...” Explicit: “Quid sit se. Queritur quid sit se, unde dicatur et quomodo generetur et quare alia continue alia interpolate.”
  • 3.37r-45v, 50r-59v, 67v-72r: “In nomine patri et fili et spiritu Amen. A quest libre es bons per auer sanitat del cors ad home o a femena que aia dolor el uentre pren lo sucre e lanis ...” Explicit: “... la lomatin el uespre e garra.”
  • 4.45v-50r, 59v-67v [fol. 59v]: “Ypocras. In nomine domini nostri Jesu Christi Amen. So es lo libre que ipocras trames a cesar e dis li ara fai gardar a quest livre car mot es proficables sapchas que el es aitals con tu las demandat per ta salut...” Explicit: [fol. 50v] “... la gallina abtot et espurgara uos mot ben lo uenire.”
  • 5. 72r-v: "Sequitur Recepta aque ad purgandum maculas sine tacas lane rauparum.”
Garrett Ms. 80 is a composite volume comprised of two separate manuscripts of southern French origin, late 13th to early 14th century, bound together at least since the early 20th century. Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897, purchased the manuscript on 20 August 1927 from the New York antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich (1865-1930). Garrett donated the manuscript to the Princeton University Library in 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett, 1942.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 163-165.
Cite as
Garrett MS. 80, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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