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

MS. Bodl. 484

Summary Catalogue no.: 2063

Contents

Medical pieces and recipes throughout, in addition to the items listed below, fols. 36v, 47, 55v, 178, 188v, 228v, occasionally in English, as at fol. 180.

Language(s): Latin and English

Physical Description

Composite: eight parts
Form: codex
Extent: iv + 232 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 8.875 × 6.375 in.

Decoration

Partly with coloured capitals.

Accompanying Material

Fols. ii, 231 are parts of a decision by Robertus de Porta, provincial of the order of Austin friars, given at Biberis (Bièvre near Paris?), in Latin (15th cent.), on parchment.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Of the Gift of Jhon Addams' on March 30, 1614 (1st Daybook, fol. 42). The donor bound books for the Bodleian.

MS. Bodl. 484 - Part 1

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Commentary on Ps.-Albertus Magnus, De secretis mulierum
Incipit: Circa librum Secretorum mulierum. Sciendum quod in isto libro docentur
Final rubric: Et sic finitur suam exposicionem Secretorum mulierum domini Alberti Magni prie' theologice [principis theologie?] ordine fratrum Predicatorum. Que sunt scripta Fale' anno Domini 1049° [1409 or 1449?] etc. Explicit

Listed by J.P. Barragán Nieto, El 'De secretis mulierum' atribuido a Alberto Magno: estudio, edición crítica y traducción (Brepols, 2012), p. 542 (I.2.5, 3(23))

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 33v)
Albertus de Zanchariis, Libellus de cautelis medicorum habendis
Rubric: Libellus de cautelis seu documentis medicorum habendis
Incipit: Quoniam multociens fortuna

The colophon gives the author's name as 'Albertus de Zancarris Boneniensis'.

Language(s): Latin

MS. Bodl. 484 - Part 2

Contents

1. (fol. 45)
De spermate
Rubric: Tractatus Ysidori de spermate

Really a commentary on parts of that treatise. Fol. 54 appears to bear inserted matter.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 56)
Benvenutus Graphaeus, De morbi oculorum
Rubric: Ars oculorum
Incipit: Auditores omnes audiant circunstantes qui cupiunt audire nouam scienciam ... et addiscere probatissimam artem oculorum a me magistro Binuinuto Graphio compositam

With additions at fol. 90 from another treatise on the eyes, ending imperfect.

Language(s): Latin

MS. Bodl. 484 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 103)
Medical notes and recipes
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Decoration

Diagrams.

MS. Bodl. 484 - Part 4

Contents

(fol. 175)
Treatise on leprosy
Incipit: Lepra est egritudo turpis
eTK 0816J
Language(s): Latin

MS. Bodl. 484 - Part 5

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 182)
Ps.-Pliny, Secretum secretorum et aromatum (eTK 0737A)
Rubric: Secretum secretorum et aromatum ac thesaurum[sic] omnium philosophorum
2. (fol. 186)
Alchemical treatise
Incipit: ⟨Circa⟩ lapidem philosophorum sic est procedendum

MS. Bodl. 484 - Part 6

Contents

(fol. 191v)
Treatise on confession
Incipit: Fili peccasti ... Quoniam filius est spiritualis
Bloomfield 2136
Language(s): Latin

MS. Bodl. 484 - Part 7

Contents

Alchemical extracts and notes

Alchemical extracts and notes, partly 'Notabilia Gvidonis Montaynor' (fol. 203), partly in English, with two diagrams. Fols. 205b, c, are almost entirely torn away.

Language(s): Latin and English

Physical Description

Decoration

Diagrams.

MS. Bodl. 484 - Part 8

Contents

1. (fol. 206)
Petrus de Abano, Tractatus de venenis
Rubric: Tractatus de venenis et eorum medicinis appropriatis qui dicitur Co(n)siliator edictus a magistro Petro de Albano
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 226v)
Ps.-Hippocrates, Capsula eburnea (tr. Gerard of Cremona)
Rubric: Secretum Ypocratis de prognosticacione infirmorum
Incipit: Peruenit ad nos
Language(s): Latin

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to other published literature as cited.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-30: Description revised to include all information in SC with reference to other cited literature.