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

MS. Ashmole 1431

Summary Catalogue no.: 7523


Ps.-Apuleius, Herbarium (with Old English glosses, 12th cent.)
Language(s): Latin and Old English
Ps.-Dioscorides, Ex herbis feminis
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures (coloured drawings). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 50, pl. VI)


Origin: c. 1070–1100 ; English, Canterbury, St. Augustine's: de librario sancti Augustini Cantuar. D. 14 Gª. 2º. (verso of flyleaf, in a 15th-century hand).

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul): "de librario sancti Augustini Cantuar. D. 14 G a . 2 o ." (verso of flyleaf), s. xv. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (37 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.