The Index of Middle English Prose, Handlist XI: Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge
The Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, contains the largest collection of medieval manuscripts of any college in Great Britain, and one of the most important collections in the world. The subjects contained therein cover the whole range of topics usual to medieval manuscripts, with the single bias being that the majority were produced in Britain. Particularly noteworthy are Wycliffite translations of the Bible, sermons, and Wycliffite tracts; three manuscripts containing Nicholas Love's 'Mirror of the Blessed Lif of Ihesu Crist'; and major collections of devotional texts. Trinity is also rich in medieval scientific manuscripts, many of which came through Roger Gale's interest in this field; they include a number of large medical manuscripts whose compilers were apparently trying to bring together much of the current knowledge of the day, from tracts by such men as John of Arderne and Gilbertus Angelicus, with recipes for treatments, under a single cover. The collection also contains major compilations of alchemical tracts; historical and legal material; and unique Middle English translations of classical and early medieval texts.Finally, a number of known Middle English texts not previously thought to be in the Trinity Collection are identified, opening new areas for study of Trinity's manuscripts, especially the medical and scientific texts which have much to tell of scientific learning in England in the later middle ages. LINNE R. MOONEY is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maine (and a former graduate of the Center for Medieval Studies at Toronto).
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1 John Purvey? The Compendyous Treatise
17 1 Accounts on leaves cut to size to use as flyleaves R 14 26 1 Note on ownership of book R 14 29 1 Note of book ownership 2 Recipe for an ...
3 English note added in margin beside Latin medical recipe R 14 32 1 Three medical recipes added to first folio 2 Entries on herbs apium and anet...
4 Treatise on urines
5 Tract on the four humours and temperaments
6 De iiij infirmitatibus corporum vbi insurgunt
1 Scribbled note on last folio verso
8 On the nine sage leaves de novem foliis salgie
40 Astrological treatise on influences of planets zodiac 41 John of Burgundy De pestilentia 42 John of Burgundy De pestilentia another version 43 ...
52 Of the vij planetis
53 Treatise on the seven liberal arts 54 Three problems in geometry 55 Canons to accompany a perpetual kalendaralmanack
56 Planetary zodiacal influence on mans nativity 57 Prognostications by thunder in each sign of the zodiac 58 Short introductory treatise on astrono...
64 Waters and er propertes 1 George Ripley The Conforte of Pore Men 2 On making Aurum Potabile
1 Counting by digits 2 Marginal note defining the zodiac 3 Marginal note Laurence Marriall owethe 4 Notes added to blank space at end of Latin tex...
days of the month and nativities 10 Five medical recipes C4 List of herbs in Latin French and English 11 Recipe for the pach cough
9 To Knowe the Veynys of Blodeletynge
10 De quatuor qualitatibus per influenciam planetarum
11 De quatuor compleccionibus
38 1 Wycliffite sermons on the Sunday Epistles
13 Note on various forms of cancer
14 4 Noble Tretis Agenst the Pestilence
16 Three recipes for ailments of the
17 On medicinal uses of waters
18 Recipe for a medicine to treat blindness
19 Four medical recipes
20 Recipe to treat stone
21 Recipe to treat jaundice
22 The ix wateres of seynte gyle
23 Recipe to cure the evils of St
24 Eight medical recipes for waters
25 The Makynge of Oyles sixteen medical recipes
26 Four medical recipes
27 The makynge of entretis and oynementes 46 recipes
22 1 Introduction to Lydgates verse Life of Our Lady
29 Gode medicines for diuerse infirmytees 124 recipes
30 Herbal incomplete
2 Note on flyleaf
32 Extracts from trans of Geoffrey of Franconia Book of Trees and Wine
33 Extract from Nicholas Bollard Craft of Grafting
A 14 Charm to staunch blood 34 Eighteen medical recipes
35 Pro Dentibus nine recipes for treating teeth
36 Notes on dispositions of signs of the zodiac
36 Seven medical recipes 37 Charm Pro spasmo
38 Recipe for treating ear ache
39 Three recipes for treating bad breath
40 Medical recipe to treat the collick and the stone
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I Medical treatise on temperatures 2 Tr of Arnold of Villanova Semita semitae 3 Five alchemical recipes two by M Rids of Cambridge 4 Alchemical r...
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21 Recipe for making water off lede 22 Fragment of alchemical recipe headed anneme 23 Alchemical recipe for to translat stang from his sulphurte ...
35 Accounts relating to area around Cambridge 36 Notes relating to a recipe
45 1 Note on value oflytmose copy of R 14 44 29
4 Alchemical treatise on red man and white woman 5 Tr of Arnold of Villanova Visio mystica fragment 6 Sixty recipes for making inks paints soap p...
13 On the nature of the philosophers stone same as 3
50 1 Marginal note R 14 51 1 Four medical recipes added to flyleaf 2 Medical recipe added to flyleaf 3 Medical recipe added to flyleaf 4 One hu...
8 A general techynge to 3eue medecyns 9 On domination of signs of the zodiac over parts of body 10 On diagnosis by urine color 11 Bloodletting l...
14 On the virtues of bloodletting 15 Galens Dietary 16 Charm against thieves 17 On diagnosis by urine color and appearance 18 On a sign of death ...
25 iij perelous mondayes 26 De mulieribus tr of Gilbertus Anglicus Sekenesse ofWymmen 27 Six medical recipes 28 Twentyfour medical recipes by ...
natural vital and animal 34 On the three stages of digestion 35 On causes of long life 36 The dispocission of Pianettes
12 Collection of 112 medical recipes and charms 13 Fortysix medical recipes 14 Directions for making using save a medicinal drink 15 Instructions ...
18 Seventytwo medical recipes 19 Fourteen medical recipes the first seven for waters 20 Four veterinary recipes
42 Seven medical recipes 43 Ten medical recipes 44 Numbers of dukedoms bishoprics etc in France 45 Note on a bill in Parliament 2 Henry IV
48 Fiftytwo medical recipes 49 Table of contents for Palladius on Husbandry 50 Alphabetical index to medical recipes 51 Medical recipe for pain in ...
A24 Legal agreement concerning Rushington manor Sussex 1 Legal petition of John Brameshet A25 Documents concerning conveyances of land 1 ...
6 The Sixteen Conditions of Charity 7 The Abbey of the Holy Ghost 8 The Charter of the Abbey of the Holy Ghost 9 Richard Rolle The Form of Liv...
1 Medical recipe for scabbe or rash on the hands 2 Medical recipe for blac jaunes or liver disease
A30 Latin and English names of herbs 2 Recipe for tuthe ache 3 Four medical recipes 4 Medical recipe to treat a malady affecting the legs 5 Nine me...
II Notes on time elapsed since birth of Christ 12 Recipe for a medicine for jaundice 13 Note regarding Shapiswolde Shepherdswell? Kent 14 End of a...
20 Recipe for treatment of piles 21 Two alchemical recipes mostly crossed out A31 Religiousmedical charm for making onesself welcome 22 Twelve...
30 Six medical recipes A32 Medical recipe for treating kidney ailments 31 Account of personal expenses in Westminster in 1466
37 Collection of 33 medical recipes A34 Scribbled note relating to purchase ? of parchment 38 Conclusion of a work begun on nowlost folios 39 Vir...
1 Fragments of a document recording an agreement 0 2 9 1 Scribbles and pentrials at end of volume 0 2 13 1 Recipe for preserving small fruits u...
3 Recipe for treating a glove to catch rabbits 4 Medical recipe for treating haemorrhoids 5 Recipe or instructions for gilding 6 Medical recipe for trea...
11 Legal form for a warrant for a deer under Edward IV
37 On the virtues of gentian 38 Three short recipes for staunching blood 39 Three short recipes for medicines for the eyes 40 Notes on foods to give ...
1 Document for payments for occupancy of a house 2 Magic and charm for catching rabbits 3 Instructions for the order of precedence at a funeral? ...
6 Nineteen recipes various e g soldering making soap 7 Instructions for treating a glove to catch rabbits 8 Instructions for gilding A43 Recipe for ma...
alchemical treatise 15 Recipe for multiplying wax 16 Recipe for renewing old wax A44 Recipe for making dye 17 Alchemical recipe for making silv...
7 Separaciones planetarum 8 Applicaciones planetarum 9 Appositiones planetarum
10 Astrological tract on planetary influences 11 Nomina 28 mansioune 12 Note on degrees minutes etc in a mansion C5 Devotional instruction and p...
4 Instructions for soldering brass tinplating iron 5 Alchemical recipe for making gold silver from mercury 6 Alchemical recipe for making capitell ...
13 Recipe for the best medicine 1 Account incl payment for the shearer 2 Medical recipe incomplete added to flyleaf 3 Four short medical recipes ad...
18 Medical recipe for treating toothache 19 Medical recipe to treat abscess jaundice palsy etc 20 Medical recipe to treat stone
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40 Recipe for rat poison 41 Medical recipe to treat hete in the lyuer 42 Another recipe for rat poison 43 Prayer for forgiveness
1 Fragments of English prose mirrorimposed by pasting 0 3 10 1 Introduction to a Latin prayer for the sorrow of St Mary 0 3 11 1 Recipe for a p...
London craft guilds 9 The condicioun of Recougnisaunce of free men 10 The maner and forme of the Coronacioun of Kynges and Qweenes of Ingl...
28 Tr of Messahalla De significacione planetarum in plagis terre
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5 Short tract comparing moons changes to alchemy 6 Sayings of philosophers concerning alchemy 7 Alchemical tract on operations of alchemy 8 Th...
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1 Note on the four humors
2b 1 Continuation of The Introductory for Astronomy 0 7 2C 1 The Introductory for Astronomy in five parts Pt 1
I John of Arderne Fistula in Ano 2 Somnia Danielis 3 Tr of Bernard of Gordon De prognosticis
4 Tr of Gilbertus Anglicus Compendium medicinae 5 How concepcion is letted
9 Recipe for treating short wynd and other ailments 1 Medical recipe 2 Medical recipe for treating the flux 3 The triumph of King Henry VI
2 Treatise on making inks for decorating books 3 Three recipes for treating dropsy
Accounts of Kings Hall A82 English words in Latin accounts
A15 List of medical recipes
41 Five medical recipes
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