Leiden, University Library, MS Vossianus lat. f. 96A

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Leiden, University Library, MS Vossianus lat. f. 96A

Leiden Leechbook
  • s. ix/x
  • Breton manuscripts
Collection: Vossianus
Latinus in folio 96A
Leiden Leechbook
Medical compilation or 'leechbook'
Four texts:
  • f. 1r-v: two medical texts in Latin, containing recipes; with an Irish gloss on f. 1v.
  • f. 2r: multilingual text, accompanied by glosses in 'Neo-Brythonic' (i.e. Welsh, Cornish or Breton, or a form ancestral to them)
  • f. 2v prescriptive medical text in Latin
Provenance and related aspects
s. ix/x
9th or 10th century
Origin, provenance
Hands, scribes
Codicological information

  • Sources

Primary sources
This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Falileyev, Alexander, and Morfydd E. Owen, The Leiden leechbook. A study of the earliest Neo-Brittonic medical compilation, Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft, Sonderheft 122, Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen der Universität Innsbruck, 2005.
Stokes, Whitley, “A Celtic leechbook”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 1 (1897): 17–25.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources

Lambert, Pierre-Yves, “Le fragment médical latin et vieux-breton du manuscrit de Leyde, Vossianus lat. fo 96A”, Bulletin de la Société archéologique de Finistère 65 (1986): 315–327.
Stuart, H., “A ninth century account of diets and Dies Aegyptiaci”, Scriptorium 33:2 (1979): 237–244.
Bremmer, Rolf H., and Kees Dekker, Manuscripts in the Low Countries, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile 13, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 321, Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006.
85–88 (no. 156a)
web page identifiers

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