REMEDIES, SPELLS & CHARMS

MS 1817
MS Short Title REMEDIES, SPELLS & CHARMS
Text
  1. SPELL OR CHARM RELATED TO MEDICINE/RECOVERY USED IN BETWEEN THE RECIPES IN MEDICAL BOOKS: ET DICAT ORATIONEM DOMINICAM - ORAS ET IPSA FOLIA NOVER
  2. MEDICAL RECIPE: UNTIL MELTED TOGETHER, - PEPPER AND OTHER DRY REMEDIES FOR THE BODY
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Echternach, Luxembourg, 2nd half 8th c. or ca. 800, 1 fragment, 2,0x9,2 cm, single column, (2x8 cm remaining), 2 lines remaining in round Anglo-Saxon minuscule by a Northumbrian scribe.
Context

The present MS likely belongs to one of the main texts of early medieval medical receptaria, Gariopontus or Petrocellus.

MSS 1816-1832 comprises the entire palaeography collection of the palaeographer Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bischoff (1906-1993). 65 ff. and fragments spanning 800-1600, and 40 uncatalogued early printed ff. and fragments.

Provenance 1. Benedictine Monastery of St. Willibrord, Echternach, Luxembourg (ca. 800-); 2. Stephan Beissel, Jesuit scholar (-1915); 3. Robert Wölfle, München (-1958); 4. Bernhard Bischoff, München (1958-1993); 5. Robert Wölfle, München (1993-1994); 6. Bernard Rosenthal, Berkeley, California. 7. Deaccession Sotheby’s 10.7.2012:27
Commentary Written by a Northumbrian scribe according to Michelle Brown. According to Lowe, the E is distinctive for the Monastery of St. Wilibrord at Echternach.
See also

For more on Insular scribes or Insular influence in Continental scriptoria:
MS 110, Matthew, France, mid 9th c.
MS 102, Bede, Germany, ca. 900
MS 1679, Marcellus (PS), Bobbio, Italy, 10th c.

Place of origin Luxembourg
Dates 750 - 800 AD

Location