L0047638 Folding Almanac

L0047638 Folding Almanac
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Folding Almanac, late 14th century, including calendar information and medical summaries.
Written in red and black, with initials in blue. With two carefully executed drawings in red and black of the ‘Vein-man’ and of the ‘Astrological man’. The dates of the eclipses are from 1461-1481, and the outside of the cover is dated 1463 by an early hand. There are also small drawings of the eclipses in red and blue
7 ll. folio. 27.5 x 17 cm. [folded to 14 x 5 cm.] On vellum, sewn in original limp vellum cover. The original folio-size sheets have been folded double, and then in three, and the vellum cover added to fit the smaller format. At the top of the cover is a vellum tag so that the MS. could be suspended by a cord from a girdle.
1463 Published: 1463

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