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

MS. Bodl. 362

Summary Catalogue no.: 2463


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
John of Gaddesen, Rosa medicinae

In five books, with marginal notes: both title and author occur in the preface and last colophon. The books begin at fol. 1v, 36v, 184v, 238, 243. A long rubric at the beginning is unfortunately erased. At fol. 246v follow two notes about an 'emplastrum Gratia Dei appellatum' and an artificial balsam.

Colophon: (fol. 184) Anno domini millesimo quadringentestimo quadragesimo octavo finitur secundus liber Rose medicine
Colophon: (fol. 246v) Explicit opus ... Anno domini .Mº. xxxxº.xlº.ixº. die .xxxo. mensis Januarij. Comparatum per ... Gilbertum Kymer cancellarium Oxoniensem. et scriptum per hermannum de Gripessualdis. scriptorem oxoniensem. et seruitorem eiusdem ... magistri Gilberti prefati
2. (fol. 248)
Bernardus Albertus, Introductorium
Rubric: Tractatus magistri Bernardi Gordoniensis super primam Fen . quarti . Canonis Avicenne
Final rubric: Introductoria iuuenum in practica prouectorum in theorica supra primam fen 4ti. Canonis Auicenne. Editum per magistrum Bernardum Alberti decanum venerabilis collegij Montispessulani ...
Colophon: (fol. 272) Anno domini .M.CCCC.liijº. Prime die mensis Septembris. In Sarum. Hermannus zureke alias de Gripesswaldis.
3. (fol. 273)
Pietro da Tossignano, Recepte super Nono Almansoris
Rubric: Opus medicinarum magistri Petri de Tussyniano super .ixº. Rasis

In ten parts: followed on fol. 334v by some notes on emplastra, with two recipes, one by Arnoldus de Villa Nova.

Colophon: (fol. 334v) Explicit opus ... Anno domini m.cccc.liijº. vijº die mensis Januarii per hermanum de Gripesswaldis alis .z.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 336 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 335 × 225 mm.


1 col., 46 lines, written space 205 × 120 mm.

(fols. 36v-37r, 184v-185r) 2 cols., 47 lines, column space 215 × 55 mm.


Written mainly by Herman Zurke of Greifswald.


Fine borders, initials. Cadels and interlace initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1049, pl. XCVII)


Coloured initials.



Red whittawed leather over boards, s. xv.


Origin: 1448, 1449, 1453, 1454 ; English, Salisbury (and Oxford (?))

Provenance and Acquisition

Written for Gilbert Kymer by Hermann Zurke.

Probably given by Kymer to the library of Oxford University.

'ad Iohannem Stanshawe' s. xvi, fol. 247v.

(fol. 336v) 'Ex libris Edvardi Brerudi Cestriani'.

Given by Thomas James in 1601.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2019) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 80 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 1053 [decoration]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (9 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-03: Revised with reference to Watson and SC.