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

MS. Lat. misc. f. 37

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


– of Merevale (?), Campus florum

Second volume, I - Z

Incipit: I vocalis est et consonans. Consonans est quocienscunque ante quamlibet vocalium reperitur
Explicit: specierum aromaticarum temperativam

Followed (fol.329) by a short note by the compiler on the citation in the margins of authors used, and (fol.329v) a list of these. Leiden, University Library MS. Voss. lat. fol.81 contains a complete text with preface stating that the work was compiled at the Cistercian abbey of Merevale. Another MS. was A.66 in the Syon catalogue (ed. M. Bateson p.8). Cf. also Bale, Index Brit. Scriptorum, ed. Poole p.458.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: - cit quem benedicit.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 331 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 135 × 95 mm.
Dimensions (written): 105 × 70 mm.


1(12)–9(12), 10(10), 11(12)–27(12), 28(6), catchwords, quires 1–20 signed b - x on the lower right hand corner of the first leaf


23 long lines


Fine borders, initials. (P&A iii. 695)

Illuminated initials at the beginnings of sections, the rest flourished in blue, gold, and purple


early 17th cent. binding, reversed calf.


Origin: 14th century, end ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Memorandum quod Johannes Baldwyn' vicarius de Ardeleigh' contulit hunc librum Fratri Matheo Shypman' ordinis Minorum conuentus Colcestr' Anno Domini Millesimo quingentesimo decimo script(um) manu propria dicti vicarij' (fol. 3r)

Rev. H. K. Creed (front inside cover)

Bought from E. P. Goldschmidt Ltd., 1942, with the help of a contribution from N. R. Ker.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.