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Notes, written early in the 18th cent.

MS. D'Orville 578

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  1. (fol. 5) Medical and other recipes, with an index, in German
  2. (fol. 49v) Mathematical puzzles copied from Wijnant van Westen's Mathematische Vermaeklijkheden, in Dutch
  3. (fol. 52) 'Prolegomena Mathematices', an elementary manual of arithmetic, geometry and astronomy, in Latin: beg. 'Mathematica agit 1. de nomine.'
  4. (fol. 81) A short manual of Politics, in German: beg. 'Caput 1. Vom Staat und dysen Eintheilung.'
  5. (fol. 106) Epigrams, retrograde verses and other literary curiosities, in Latin and German: with other miscellanies, one dated 1713
  6. (fol. 165) 'Das Sterbende Leben', a German play in five acts.
  7. (fol. 201) Heraldic notes, in German.


  • Creation: written early in the 18th cent.


235 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • German
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 578

Former reference:

Auct. X. 4. 9

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 17456

Physical Facet

On paper


8 5/8 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom