MS. Bodl. 483
Summary Catalogue no.: 2062
Language(s): Middle English
The latter part of a book of recipes, some leaves being lost at the beginning: the first recipe in the text is 'For the feuer tercian': at fol. 3v is a kind of title 'Here begynneth Medicynes that good Leches hathe founden and drawen ...'See A. Barratt (ed.), The Knowing of Woman's Kind in Childing (2001), p. 13 art. 1
Ends with Solatrum nigrum.
Barratt, p. 13 arts. 2, 4
A treatise beginning with Qvyntefoyle.Barratt, p. 13, art. 5; ed. P. Grymonprez, Here Men May Se the Vertues Off Herbes: A Middle English Herbal, Scripta : Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 3 (Brussels, 1981)
Followed (fols. 130v-104v) by gynaecological recipes, cf. MS. Douce. 37. Barratt, p. 13, art. 6 and passim.
Short treatises on sexual and genital disorders, menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth. See Barratt, pp. 13–14, arts. 7–14.
Various English recipes are interspersed in the volume.
Two hands: (A) fols. 1–18, 82-end; (B) fols. 19–81.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-30: Description revised to include all information in SC with reference to other cited literature.