Medieval and Early Modern manuscripts
The manuscript consists of one work and is a book of notes relating to the nature and medical properties of plants, animals, the winds, seasons, fruits, etc., mostly in respect of diet. The text-which is in the form of short entries of four or five lines-is written in black and red, by a neat humanistic hand. It was produced in Verona.
Two pagination schemes are present which include an earlier pagination created by a sixteenth century hand-who also created the index-and a later foliation. The catalogue description is based on the foliation.
ff. 1v-2r The work begins with a colophon
f. 1v Mcccclxxiiii Codex Ludouici de Cendratis ciuis Veronensis: qui nullum aliud nouit imperium: nisi Serenissimum uenetorum Dominium cum turba natorum numero trigintaduorum ex unico Matrimonio
. f. 2r Opus naturae rerum compendiosum et eruditum: nec minus uarium quam ipsa natura.
The name 'Cendratis' seems to have been written over another name which has been erased (see f. 1v). Above the line a later hand has written 'Prius fuerat mei Antonii de ...' The rest has been rubbed out.
1. ff. 3r-102r Medical notes
f. 3r Ficus Nature calide et humide in 1° ... f. 102r Auicule et turdi Nature c[alide] et sicce in 2° ... Remotio nocumenti cum oleo amygdalorum.
ff. 103r-106v Index
f. 103r Tabula rerum omnium que/[in] hoc uolumine continentur
. f. 106v Finis tabule in qua omnia capita continentur que tractantur in hoc libro.