Medical and Herbal Miscellany

Medical and Herbal Miscellany

England or France — Ca. 1190–1200

Ancient knowledge about the healing properties of plants and animals in Romanesque images: A medical compilation manuscript with over 200 gold-decorated, stylized illustrations

  1. A compilation of various medical texts on plants and animals by Pseudo-Apuleius, Pseudo-Dioscorides, Sextus Pacitus and Pseudo-Hippocrates

  2. Over 200 framed and gold-decorated miniatures of stylized plants and animals illustrate the two-columned treatises

  3. Three full-page and one half-page miniature show application-oriented illustrations of operations on human bodies

Medical and Herbal Miscellany

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Medical and Herbal Miscellany

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Alternative Titles
Von Pflanzen und Tieren
Von Pflanzen und Tieren – Medizinischer Sammelband mit Herbarium
Size / Format
190 pages / 29.5 × 19.6 cm
Ca. 1190–1200
Over 200 miniatures, including 3 full-page and 1 half-page, 3 large zoomorphic initials and countless smaller initials in blue, green and red, some with penwork decoration
Collection of various texts on the medicinal properties of plants and animals, including herbals by Pseudo-Apuleius and Pseudo-Dioscorides, a bestiary by Sextus Pacitus, and letters by Pseudo-Hippocrates.
Previous Owners
Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp
Paul Petau (?)
Hans Sloane
British Museum

Available facsimile editions:
Von Pflanzen und Tieren
Müller & Schindler – Simbach am Inn, 2023
Limited Edition: 900 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Von Pflanzen und Tieren

Müller & Schindler – Simbach am Inn, 2023

Publisher: Müller & Schindler – Simbach am Inn, 2023
Limited Edition: 900 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by Taylor McCall
Language: German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
Facsimile Copy Available!
Price Category: €€
(1,000€ - 3,000€)
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