Privite of privyteis.
- Privite of privyteis.
- Alternative Title
- Secretum secretorum.
- Johannes, de Caritate.
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1461-1490]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript, on vellum, in a single hand, of this unique English prose version 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 includes a short astrological text (ff. 112-125) in Middle English, headed "secreta." The opening leaf is not present; the introduction by the translator praises Sir Miles Stapleton as his patron.
Binding: fifteenth-century blind-stamped calf over wooden boards; remains of clasps.
Decoration: numerous initials in gold or in blue with contrasting penwork.
Formerly owned by Richard Elde; John Harcourt; A. A. Judo?. Johannes de Caritate, Privite of Privyteis. From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
Layout: single columns of 21-23 lines.
Numerous errors in pencil foliation.
Script: English bookhand.
Several verses and aphorisms in a sixteenth?-century cursive hand on blank leaves and in margins.
- 118 l. : parchment ; 212 x153 mm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
English, Middle (1100-1500)
- Call Number
- Takamiya MS 38
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Manuscripts, Medieval--England--15th century.
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
- Johannes,--de Caritate.
- 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. and Johannes de Caritate, Privite of Privyteis. Takamiya MS 38.
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