MS. Bodl. 361
Summary Catalogue no.: 2462
Medical treatises; England (Salisbury), 1453-1459
At this point the order of leaves is disturbed; one possible reconstruction follows.
Last few sentences only.
1 col., 46 lines, written space 208-10 × 110-15 mm.
Written by Herman Zurke of Greifswald, who also wrote MS. Bodl. 362, MS. laud Misc. 558, and Merton College MS. 268, and cf. Colophons de mss. ii, nos. 7073-4.
Fine borders, initials. (P&A iii. 1053, pl. XCVIII)
Illuminated borders, initials, coloured initials, rubrics.
pp. i-vi are parts of Latin household accounts, early 16th century; pp. 503-4 are a leaf from a Latin philosophical work, 14th century.
Provenance and Acquisition
‘... Hermannus zurke alias de Gripessualdis huic scripture finem imposuit. Anno domini .Mo.CCCColixo. vltimo die. mensis Maij.’ (p. 111, covering pp. 1-111). ‘... felicter fine clauditur. Anno domini .M.CCCC.lvto. Quinto decimo die mensis Octobris in villa Sarum. Hermannus zureke alias de Gripeswaldis’ (p. 203, covering pp. 113-203). ‘... Anno domini Millesimo .CCCC. Quinquagesimo Sexto. Sextodecimo die mensis Octobris. Hermannus zurke alias de Gripesswaldis’ (p. 330, covering pp. 203-330). There are simlar colophons on p. 334 (covering pp. 331-4), dated 20 Oct. 1456; on p. 393 (covering pp. 335-93), dated 6 Nov. 1453; on p. 424 (covering pp. 400-24, and probably 394-9 also), dated 28 Nov. 1453; p. 458 (covering pp. 444-58 and probably 424-44 also), dated 14 Dec. 1453 ‘hora quinta post vesperas. In ciuitate Sarum.’ pp. 497-8, of which only a fragment remains, probably bore a similar colophon covering pp. 458-98.
Written for Gilbert Kymer (?).
Probably given by Kymer to the library of Oxford University (R. M. Thomson and J. G. Clark, The university and college libraries of Oxford (2015), p. 1320).
Acquired before 1602.
Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2018-11-20: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson, P&A, and SC