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

MS. Bodl. 520

Summary Catalogue no.: 2194

Physical Description

Composite: three parts
Extent: ii + 60 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 9.875 × 7.125 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Edward James, M.A., brother of the first Librarian, in 1601

MS. Bodl. 520 - Part 1

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Henry Teesdale (?) , De naturis
Incipit: Natura quedam est naturans, quedam natura naturata
Final rubric: Expliciunt libri naturales secundum M(agistrum) Teysdale in veritate Et sic ait quidam uenerabilis senex
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 12v)
Ps.-Thomas Aquinas, De natura accidentis
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus fratris Thome de genere. Amen

Wanting some leaves after fol. 12.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Written and rubricated by Thomas Harlyston, see fols. 6, 16v. There was a Thomas Harliston, a monk of Bury, in the middle of the 15th century.

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 520 - Part 2

Contents

(fol. 17)
'Proposiciones'

From various physical treatises by Porphyrius (de quinque vocibus), Boethius (Topica), Gilbertus Porretanus (de sex principiis) and Aristotle (Elenchi, Topica, Posteriora Analytica, Physica, Metaphysica, de Anima, de Generatione), imperfect at end, perhaps also at beginning.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 520 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 43)
Ps.-Aristotle, Secreta secretorum
Rubric: Tractatus de signis & moribus naturalibus hominum ...

With list of chapters and the same three prologues as in MS. Bodl. 67 (SC 2136), but wanting many leaves at the end: ends 'multum laborare & frequenter ad', with catchwords 'solem stare', about half way through the treatise.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 520 - endleaves (fols. ii, 59)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1300

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2021) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Last Substantive Revision

2021-01-13: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.