- Secretum secretorum.
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1475-1499]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript, on vellum, incomplete, in a single hand, of John Lydgate's and Benedict Burgh's Middle English verse translation of the twelfth-century Latin treatise Secretum Secretorum, itself a translation of the Kitab sirr al-asrar. In addition to this text, the volume also contains several prose pieces in Middle English and Latin, including one with illustrated diagrams and a Latin tract on the interpretation of dreams.
Binding: disbound, but with some original sewing intact; modern case.
Decoration: 15 illuminated borders; other decorated initials, some gilt.
From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
Layout: various single-column.
Script: English bookhand.
Several medical recipes added on blank leaves and portions of leaves in a sixteenth-century? cursive hand.
Signature of John Bonen? in a seventeenth-century hand. Signature of Thomas Bowen in a seventeenth-century hand.
- 63 l. : parchment ; 250 x 159 mm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
English, Middle (1100-1500)
- Call Number
- Takamiya MS 33
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Manuscripts, Medieval--England--15th century.
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Lydgate, John, 1370?-1451?
- Subject (Topic)
Astrology--Early works to 1800.
Astronomy--Early works to 1800.
Education of princes--Early works to 1800.
English prose literature--Middle English, 1100-1500.
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.
Medicine--Early works to 1800.
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--Early works to 1800.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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A handlist of western Medieval manuscripts in the Takamiya collection / Toshiyuki Takamiya, in The Medieval book: glosses from friends & colleagues of Christopher de Hamel, ed. by Richard Linenthal, James Marrow and William Noel. 't Goy-Houten: Hes & De Graff, 2010, pp. 421-437.
Secretum Secretorum. Takamiya MS 33.
- Orbis Record