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'Hortus Hyemalis' otherwise called Herbarium vivum or Hortus siccus, a collection of dried flowers and leaves, Written and made early in the 17th century in Holland (?)

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MS. Arch. Selden B. 3

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'Hortus Hyemalis' otherwise called Herbarium vivum or Hortus siccus, a collection of dried flowers and leaves, neatly fastened to the recto of each leaf by paper strips, many of which bear the Latin name of the object. Fol. 2 is an attached leaf bearing 'Thiss anatomized Iuye-leafe I found in mye Garden at Croyden. Mar: 19: 1639/40 ', stated to be in archbp. Laud's hand; but the ivy leaf is no longer there.

Dates

  • Written and made early in the 17th century in Holland (?)

Extent

359 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

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Shelfmark

MS. Arch. Selden B. 3

Arrangement

Old Selden mark = B. 3

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. II, no. 3333

Custodial History

'Emptus Lugduni Batavorum pro 4 libris et ferens (?)ovoua anglice Hortus Hyemalis . pertinens ad Johannem de Fonte Australi anglice Southwelle', about 1620-30 (?).

Manuscript 3347 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On paper, with many dried flowers and leaves affixed to the leaves

Dimensions

16 5/8 × 12 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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