Manuscript on vellum of Versus de Urinis. [With]: GILBERTUS ANGLICUS (or Gilbert the Englishman or...
Likely southern France: late 13th-early 14th century.
A remarkable manuscript survival: two important medical texts of the Middle Ages, preserved in an attractive late medieval binding, from the magnificent library of Admont Abbey (see Hobson’s Great Libraries), a Benedictine monastery in northern Styria, Austria, founded in 1074. The library, the largest monastic collection in the world, had important holdings of science and medicine.
Important medieval medical manuscripts are scarce on the market today. Chaucer highly praised Gilbertus Anglicus (see below), and Gilbertus, in the beginning of his commentary, reveals the knowledge of Arabic medicine in western Europe and possibly... More