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Treatises copied or composed by Sebaldus Adloff of Breslau (Wratislavia), written in about 1530-1540 by S. Adloff

MS. Douce 85
Held at the Weston Library

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Treatises are:

  1. medical (including the Secretum Secretorum. attributed to Aristotle, fol. 7)
  2. on the virtues of stones ('de Lapidum sculpturis secundum quendam Techel philozophum Iudeorum', fol. 23)
  3. historical (Roman emperors, 1313-1533, fol. 29: kings and dukes of Bohemia and Poland, 1001-1533, 967-1519, fols. 33, 43c)
  4. miscellanea, (421-1533, fol. 46d).

These are pp. 144-214 of a larger volume, and are interspersed with curious engravings of and by the writer, often with his monogram S. A. W.: there are also two large folded diagrams.


  • Creation: written in about 1530-1540 by S. Adloff


73 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 85

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 21659

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

Related Materials

See also MS. Douce d. 5, fols. 7-9 for part of a German heraldic MS., coloured, of the 16th cent., which formed part of the binding of this volume.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/2 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom