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De Medicina Equorum of Giordano Ruffo : decorated manuscript leaves.

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Author/Creator:
Ruffo, Giordano, -1256
Language:
Latin.
Earliest possible date:
1340
Latest possible date:
1360
Imprint:
Italy, circa 1350.
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 2 leaves, 260 x 185 mm.
Note:
Single column, 31 lines in a rounded gothic book hand. Rubrics and chapter numbers in red, paragraph marks in red or blue, recto with a two-line initial in blue with delicate red penwork, verso with two- and three-line initials, in red and in blue, the red initial with swirling purple penwork extending into head margin. Dealer descriptions included.
Access:
Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Summary:
These leaves come from a manuscript on equine care, diseases, and remedies.
Source:
Purchased, 2013. Accessions 2013-040 and 2013-075.
Note:
Giordano Ruffo served as farrier to the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (1194-1250), to whom he dedicated this work. Considerably influential in the development of veterinary medicine and a cornerstone work on the study of horses, this work drew on the teachings of Galen, but relied most heavily on Ruffo's own practical experience and keen observation. [From dealer description]
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