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

MS. Bodl. 608

Summary Catalogue no.: 2059

Contents

John of Gaddesden, Rosa medicinae (?) (textually divergent from other versions)
Rubric: Liber magistri Johannis Gadsdene
Incipit: (text) Galienus primo de ingenio sanitatis
Incipit: (text) Omnes febres acutas
Language(s): Latin

At fol. 407v follow some short medical pieces beginning, partly in English, and at fol. iii are some pieces on the symptoms of diseases in Latin.

Incipit: (fol. iii) De forma decubitus. Si patiens non sentit nocumentum de suo dolore
Incipit: (fol. 407v) Memorandum quod quando virtutes que dicuntur
Language(s): Latin and English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: vi + 422 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 147 × 114 mm.

Binding

Inboard binding, later rebacked. 146 × 115 × 90 mm. Red, surface-stained, reversed tawed leather over oak boards. The tawed leather is now entirely faded to pale brown except atthe turn-ins, which retain a muted red colour.The original paste-downs are now lifted and a later paper upper £yleaf has beenadded. A brown tanned-leather strap, with a copper-alloy clasp, is anchored by brass pins to the upper board and closes on a copper-alloy catch plate on the lower board. The clasp has an eye for a now missing pull. Manuscript title ‘Rosa medicine’ to fore-edge,reading from tail to head. Rebacked with light brown reversed tanned calf.

History

Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Christophor Materas (early sixteenth century); inscription fol. 420v.

Sir Henry Savile (1549-1622).

Presented to the Bodleian in 1620; see SC I 104. Former Bodleian shelfmark: NE.C.1.3.

MS. Bodl. 608 - endleaf (fol. i)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Part of a deed of an ecclesiastical court at York, 1437

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 1437

MS. Bodl. 608 - endleaf (fol. ii)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Woodcut: Gnadenstuhl. Described in detail in Bod-Inc XYL-35.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Decoration

Woodcut.

History

Origin: c. 1440-1450 ; Germany, South (Franconia?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Bod-Inc XYL-35: Nigel F. Palmer and Andrew Honey, Blockbooks,Woodcut and Metalcut Single Sheets (2005) [pdf]
Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-28: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.