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Level of description
Extent and medium
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Latin, Middle English, French.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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.
Generated finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Hengwrt MSS 181 & 532a.
Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 388 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].