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

MS. Bodl. 67

Summary Catalogue no.: 2136

Physical Description

Composite: A || B
Extent: v + 101 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 7.25 × 5.25 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by 'Edwarde Fletewoode' in 1601.

MS. Bodl. 67 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1)
Ps.-Aristotle, Secretum secretorum
Rubric: Incipit liber Aristotilis de secretis secretorum siue de regimine principum uel regum uel dominorum

With three prologues, of Philippus Tripolitanus to Guido Vere de Valentia, bp. of Tripoli (fol. 1, cf. 37: beg. 'Domino suo excellentissimo'): '... Doctoris in commendacione' (fol. 3: beg. 'Deus omnipotens custodiat'): '... Jo(hannis) qui transtulit librum' i.e. Johannes ibn el-Bitriq. (fol. 4v: beg. 'Johannes qui transtulit istum librum filius Patricii'). The text beg. 'De epistola missa ad regem Alexandrum. O fili gloriosissime'.

On the blank leaves before and after the treatise are written some proverbs in Latin verse and medical recipes, some considerably later, chiefly in an Italian hand.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Penwork.

History

Origin: 13th century, second half

MS. Bodl. 67 - Part 2

Contents

(fol. 62)
Regimen sanitatis Saleritanum
Rubric: Regimen vniuersale
Incipit: Anglorum regi scripsit scola tota Salerni
Explicit: Lylia s(ar)mentum sticados altea butirum. Maturatiua

The treatise, however, differs considerably from the ordinary treatise as printed.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

One illuminated capital.

History

Origin: 15th century, late ; English

Provenance

Nearly erased inscription ('Ronclyf ... mey bouk ...'?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, addenda (by Bruce Barker-Benfield) [part 1: decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [part 1: contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition; part 2]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06-19: Revised to include all information in SC.