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Medical treatises, written in the 14th cent. in France (?)

MS. Douce 2
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) '... Liber secretum secreforum editus ab Aristotile ad Alexandrum regem': colophon 'Completus est ergo tractatus de signis & Moribus naturalibus hominum ...'
  2. (fol. 113) '... Liber magistri Arnaldi [de Villa Nova] summi medici de regimine sanitatis': beg. 'Prima pars uel consideratio sanitatis conseruande.'
  3. (fol. 220) Treatise on drugs and remedies, in short chapters: beg. 'De pulueribus. Puluis probatissimus.'
  4. (fol. 253) Treatise on lucky and unlucky days, according to the position of the moon: beg. 'Si die dominica Ianuarius euenerit': imperfect at end.

A fragment of a Latin (early 15th cent. ?) liturgical MS., with musical notes, is in the binding.

(fol. 219) 'Ce liure appartie... a Pierre Du Lac... demourant a Sainct Lo de Rouen 1500' :a similar inscription on fol. 218 gives the name of Anthoine Goulla... of Rouen.


  • Creation: written in the 14th cent. in France (?)


265 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 2

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 21576

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated borders, a few small miniatures, etc.


3 1/4 × 2 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom