A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 179

Summary Catalogue no.: 2074


Aldobrandino da Siena, Le Regime de sante
Rubric: ... ⟨le⟩ liure qui traite de Phisique & ses parties et comme on doit garder corps domme aussi bien le sain comme le malade
Incipit: (preface) Tous les acteurs qui oncques traitterent
Incipit: (text) Dieu qui par sa grant puissance

In nine parts with a preface, and preceded by a list of all the chapters and of the 716 recipes which follow the treatise at fol. 112. At end is 'Explicit Neupmen' with flourishes. Pieces of foll. 37, 65 have been roughly torn off, injuring the text.

Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ix + 194 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.625 × 8.625 in.


Injured in a few places and stained.


Fine border (damaged).

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 676)


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Made for John Fastolf (d. 1459): his arms quarterly or and azure, over all a bend gules, and motto 'Me fault fayre'; 'Lybere morigero Iohanni Fastolffe', late 15th cent., end inner cover.

Probably acquired about 1620–25.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 676 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-04: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.