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Fragments, written in the 13th and 15th cent.

MS. Douce 87
Held at the Weston Library

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Made up of four fragments:

  1. (13th cent., in double columns)(fol. 1a) 'Hic incipit Regimen sanitatis ad Melitum dominum regem Aragonum a magistro Arnaldo de Villa Noua magistro in medicina in Montepessulano, ordinatore directum [?] de aeris & mansionis congruitate & totius regimen sanitatis': ends with the rubric of the 12th chapter 'de radicibus quibus vtimur.'
  2. (early 15th cent.) (fol. 9) The first part of a treatise de Sphaera: beg. 'Tractatum de spera in 4 capitula distinguimus': ends 'ex termino 6 climatis': attributed in a gloss to Johannes de Sacro Bosco, and perhaps an abbreviation of his work
  3. (early 15th cent.) (fol. 25b) Part of a treatise on the Calendar, beg. in cap. 4 'caniculares quorum inicium': cap. 5, divided into six parts, is 'de diuisione anni': ends 'annum ostendit post bi-.'
  4. (15th cent.)(fol. 33b) Some English medical recipes.


  • Creation: written in the 13th and 15th cent.


43 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English


MS. Douce 87

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 21661

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

Custodial History

MS. C was owned by Robert Bannock in 1602 (fol. 32v).

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 3/8 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom