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

MS. Bodl. 485

Summary Catalogue no.: 2064


1. (fol. 1)
John Dastin, Speculum philosophie
Rubric: Speculum Philosophiæ Iohannis Dastyn. Primus Liber est de investigatione magisterij
Incipit: Trinitatem adorantes
Final rubric: Explicit liber de investigatione lapidis præciosi Iohannis Dastyn
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 66v)
John Dastin, Liber mixtionum
Rubric: Liber Mixtionum Johannis Dastin
Incipit: Omnia in eo finem faciunt
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii + 179 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8 × 6.5 in.


Origin: 16th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

John Gwynn, 1538–1598: 'Liber Johannis Gwyn artium magistri', middle of 16th cent. (see P. Russell, '“Divers evidences antient of some Welsh princes”. Dr John Dee and the Welsh context of the reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth in sixteenth-century England and Wales', in L’Historia regum Britannie et les “Bruts” en Europe. Production, circulation et réception (XIIe-XVIe siècle) (2018), II, 395–426, at 412).

Sir William Herbert of St Julian's, -1593: 'Liber Gulihelmi Herbert de S. Juliano equestris ordinis, viri longe præclarissimi. John Gwynn 1592'.

'1597 John Dee', notes by whom narrate a nocturnal visitation at 5 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1597, and other matters.

'Liber Euani Johnes', early 17th cent.

Presented by Evan Jones, M.A., in 1605.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-01: Revised to incorporate all information from SC.