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24 July 2012

Final Harley Science Manuscripts Published

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Pseudo-Dioscorides, Liber medicinae ex herbis femininis (London, British Library, MS Harley 5294, f. 43v).

We are delighted to announce that the remaining manuscripts in our Harley Science Project have now been published to the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site. All 150 manuscripts in this project have been digitised and recatalogued thanks to the generosity of William and Judith Bollinger. We hope that this resource, part of our ongoing campaign to make our collection items more accessible, will promote new research into the books in question. Many of the texts featured in this project are by authors (such as Aristotle, Bede, Roger Bacon and Thomas Hobbes) who stood at the forefront of antique, medieval and early modern scientific discovery; and we hope sincerely that they would have approved of our mission to make their works more widely available.

Harley 13  Scientific miscellany (England, 13th-16th century)

Harley 524  Collection of sermons and theological tracts, with medical additions (England, 13th century)

Harley 1602  Miscellany including medical treatises, alchemical recipes and charms (England, 14th-17th century)

Harley 2510  Miscellany of texts on rhetoric, astrology and mathematics (Italy and France, 12th-13th century)

Harley 2686  Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae (France, 9th century)

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Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae (London, British Library, MS Harley 2686, f. 5r).

Harley 3334  Rolandus Capellutus Parmensis, De chirurgia (England, 14th century)

Harley 3353  Miscellany relating to medicine, alchemy and mathematics (England, 13th-14th century)

Harley 3698  Bernardus de Gordonio, Practica dicta Lilium medicine (France, 14th century)

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Bernardus de Gordonio, Practica dicta Lilium medicine (London, British Library, MS Harley 3698, f. 1r).

Harley 3744  Avicenna, Canon Medicinae (Italy and Germany?, 14th-15th century)

Harley 3745  Medical miscellany (France, 14th century)

Harley 3748  Galen, Opera (France or Italy, 14th-15th century)

Harley 3757  Avicenna, Canon Medicinae (Italy, 14th-15th century)

Harley 3799  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 1 (France, 1475)

Harley 3800  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 4 (France, 1475)

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Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae (London, British Library, MS Harley 3800, f. 1r).

Harley 3801  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 2 (France, 1475)

Harley 3802  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 3 (France, 1475)

Harley 3803  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 5 (France, 1475)

Harley 3804  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 6 (France, 1475)

Harley 3805  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 7 (France, 1475)

Harley 3806  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 8 (France, 1475)

Harley 3807  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 9 (France, 1475)

Harley 3808  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 10 (France, 1475)

Harley 3809  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae, volume 11 (France, 1475)

Harley 3812  Physician's folding almanac (England, c. 1463)

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Physician's folding almanac (London, British Library, MS. Harley 3812, f. 1r).

Harley 3814A  Astronomical and astrological miscellany (France and England, 13th-14th century)

Harley 3814B  Prayer book (Italy, 15th century)

Harley 3843  Computistical miscellany including texts relating to medicine (England, 15th century)

Harley 3849  Medical miscellany (Germany and France, 13th century)

Harley 3892  Miscellaneous texts on rhetoric, grammar, geometry and divination (Italy, 1400-1454)

Harley 3915  Collection of chemical, alchemical and medical recipes, and texts on the techniques and technology of various arts (Germany, 1200-1444)

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Recipes for making ink (London, British Library, MS Harley 3915, f. 148v).

Harley 3969  Works on history, natural history and rhetoric (England, 14th century)

Harley 4114  Jacques Despars, Commentary on Avicenna, Canon Medicinae (France, 1486)

Harley 4235  Thomas Hobbes, The Elements of Law, Natural and Politic (England, 1640)

Harley 4236  Thomas Hobbes, The Elements of Law, Natural and Politic (England, 1640)

Harley 4241  Aristotle, Metaphysica (Germany, c. 1450-1464)

Harley 4346  Medical miscellany (Germany, 12th century)

Harley 4347  The Aphorisms of Hippocrates and other maxims (Ireland, 16th century)

Harley 4350  Astronomical miscellany (France, 13th century)

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Robert Grosseteste, De sphera (London, British Library, MS Harley 4350, f. 4r).

Harley 4361  Livre de Sydrac (Italy or France, 13th century)

Harley 4486  A treatise on alchemy and medicine, and the Livre de Sydrac (France? and England, 1350-1631)

Harley 4735  Commentary on Aristotle, Physica; Nicolaus Lakmann, Formalitates (England, 15th century)

Harley 4924  Thomas Osborne, Treatise on arithmetic (England, 1601-1602)

Harley 4970  Aristotle, De animalibus (England, 13th century)

Harley 4973  Jordanus de Nemore, De elementis arismetica artis (France or England, 13th century)

Harley 4977  Medical compendium (France or England, 12th century)

Harley 4982  Constantinus Africanus, Theorica Pantegni (France, 13th-14th century)

Harley 4983  Nicolaus Salernitanus, Antidotarium (France, 13th century)

Harley 4986  Pharmacopeial compilation (Germany, 11th-12th century)

Harley 5098  Constantinus Africanus, Theorica Pantegni (France, 13th century)

Harley 5201  Astrological miscellany (England and Germany, 1150-1524)

Harley 5228  Medical miscellany (England, 12th-13th century)

Harley 5266  Euclid, Elements (Italy, 14th century)

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Euclid, Elements (London, British Library, MS Harley 5266, f. 15r).

Harley 5294  Pharmacopeial compilation (England, 12th century)

Harley 5311  Physician's folding almanac (England, c. 1406)

Harley 5325  Helperic of Auxerre, Computus (France or England, 11th-12th century)

Harley 5402  Astrological miscellany (Italy, 12th-14th century)

Harley 5404  Euclid, Elementa (France, 14th century)

Harley 5425  Ars Commentata (France, 13th century)

Harley 5771  Samuel Morland, Élévation des eaux par toute sorte de machines reduite à la mesure, au poids, à la balance (France, 1683)

Harley 6001  Thomas Harriot, Mathematical notes (England, 1621-1654)

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Thomas Harriot, Mathematical notes (London, British Library, MS Harley 6001, f. 1r).

Harley 6002  Thomas Harriot, Mathematical notes (England, 1621-1654)

Harley 6046  Commentaries on works of Aristotle and Johannes de Sacro Bosco (?Netherlands, 1605-1606)

Harley 6083  Charles Cavendish, Mathematical papers (England, 1621-1654)

Harley 6258B  Medical miscellany (England, 12th century)

Harley 6331  Works of Aristotle (Italy, 14th century)

Harley 6398  Boke of Marchalsi (England, 15th century)

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Boke of Marchalsi (London, British Library, MS Harley 6398, f. 1r).

Harley 6485  The Rosie Crucian Secrets attributed to John Dee (England, 1713)

Harley 6858  Thomas Hobbes, The Elements of Law, Natural and Politic (England, 17th century)

Harley 6878  Astronomical and astrological texts (France, 17th century)

Harley 7656  Mathematical and philosophical fragments (England, France and Italy, 13th-15th century)

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