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

MS. Bodl. 360

Summary Catalogue no.: 2461

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Albucasis, Cirurgia

Translated by Gerard of Cremona

Rubric: Cirurgia Albucasim, quam transtulit magister Gyrardus Cremonensis in Toleto de Arabico in Latinum
Incipit: Postquam compleui uobis, o filii
Explicit: Explicit Cirurgia M.G. ... [hic liber] est tricesima particula libri Azaragui quem composuit Albucasim

In several parts, but something seems to be wanting after fol. 24

Contains many drawings of surgical instruments

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 41)
⟨Pseudo-⟩Galen, Secreta

Translated by Gerard of Cremona

Rubric: Secreta gloriosissimi Galieni
Incipit: Rogasti me amice
Explicit: Inquid Hunayn filius Ysaac istud est quod invenimus ex libro ... Galieni
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 47)
Serapion the Elder, Practica

Translated by Gerard of Cremona

Rubric: Breviarium Iohannis filii Serapionis medici
Incipit: Incipiamus cum auxilio Dei
Explicit: Conpletum est postremum [i. e. liber septimus] Aggregati ex libro medicine editione Iohannis filii Serapionis. Et hunc librum transtulit magister Gerardus Cremonensis in Toleto de Arabico in Latinum'

Each book has a list of its chapters

Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 169v)
List of medical substances
Incipit: beg. 'Alhasef ... Algorodie ... Alguafedi'

An alphabetical list of medical substances, chiefly Arabic words with their interpretation

Medical recipes are found on fols 169, 176v and 177r

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 179 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.5 × 9.75 in.

Layout

2 cols

Written above the top line

Decoration

Pächt and Alexanderii. 74, pl. VII

Fine historiated initial

Diagrams

Good penwork borders

Drawings of surgical instruments on fols. 2r-38r

Fol. 31v

  • Type Diagram
  • Subject Diagram

Fol. 32r

  • Type Diagram, drawing, lower margin
  • Subject Diagram and a dragon

Fol. 47r

  • Type Initial I
  • Subject Doctor holding urine flask

Fol. 61v

  • Type Border, lower margin
  • Subject Dragon

Fol. 76r

  • Type Border, lower margin
  • Subject Dragon

Fol. 85v

  • Type Border, lower margin
  • Subject Dragon

Fol. 114r

  • Type Drawing, right margin
  • Subject Sketch of a profile head with a pointed hat

fol. 117v

  • Type Drawing, lower margin
  • Subject Sketch of an animal head

fol. 126v

  • Type Border, lower margin
  • Subject Grotesque bird

Fol. 139v

  • Type Border, lower margin
  • Subject Grotesque bird

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

'Ego Andreas concessi super hunc librum ultimo die Septembris xx solidos imperialium', and 'decimo die Agusti', late 14th century (fol. 177)

'Donum Joannis Pooley militis filij Edmundi Pooley' (in Sir Thomas Bodley's hand), between 1606 and 1611

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-12-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)