Manuscript - BL Sloane 3983 Treatise on astrology
From Netherlands (exact location unknown)
Holding Institution - British Library
Title Treatise on astrology
Origin Netherlands, S.
Date 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 14th century
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Numerous coloured drawings throughout.
Dimensions in mm 270 x 180 (210 x 140) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 49 + 1* (+ 1 paper and 2 parchment flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 parchment and 1 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Gold-tooled red leather; gilt edges.
Provenance Inscribed, 16th-century(?): 'Ex libris Eustachij Wiltheim' (f. 1*).
Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector.
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Notes ff. 9-11 misbound, originally after f. 23.