File Peniarth MS 388 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Medical texts,

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Medical texts,


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Peniarth MS 388i Extent: 46 ff. (foliated iv ff. + 42 ff. (folios 1-40 also paginated 1-80 pp.)) : Dimensions: 230 x 157 to 235 x 160 mm. Peniarth MS 388ii Extent: 68 pp. (iv ff. + 52 pp. + 4 blank ff.) : Dimensions: 188 x 126 mm. Rebound at NLW.

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The manuscript is in two parts: The first part comprises medical recipes, mainly in English; and a rubric entitled 'Incipit compendium salernie que membris valent aut nocent'. The second part comprises a fragment of a medical treatise.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Latin, Middle English, French.

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part I (Aberystwyth, 1940-3), 8 and in Prof. Edward Bensley, Catalogue of Peniarth Manuscripts which are Wholly or Partly in Latin (NLW), 73.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Hengwrt MSS 181 & 532a.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 388 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: Peniarth MS 388 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 388 (i & ii).