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Translation of Aristotle 'Secretum Secretorum', written in the first half of the 15th cent.

MS. Douce 325
Held at the Weston Library

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'Incipit liber moralium de Regimine dominorum, qui alio nomine dicitur Secretum Secretorum ...', as translated from Arabic by 'Philippus', a clerk, and dedicated to Guido de Valencia. The title in the colophon is 'De signis et moribus naturalibus hominum & doctrinis que compilauit ... Aristotiles ...' On the inner last cover is a list of the characteristic weathers of the months, and note of a loan, A.D. 1617 (?), both in German.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 15th cent.


35 leaves, in double columns

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • German


MS. Douce 325

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 21899

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding: green leather (16th cent. ?) with paper label on side, worn


11 5/8 × 8 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom