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Three Latin manuscrips, Made up of three MSS. written in the 16th and 17th century

MS. Arch. Selden B. 4
Held at the Weston Library

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A (2nd quarter of 17th cent.) (fol. iii). 'Anno 1628, 24° Junij Coloniæ. Catologus (sic) omnium librorum [manuscriptorum] qui sunt in Bibliotheca Martiana (sic) Venetijs' both Greek and Latin, in several alphabetical orders. [This and the following appear to be copied from MS. Rawl. 906. Cr.]; (fol. lv). 'Index librorum manuscriptorum ex Bibliotheca Regia Diui Laurentij' i. e. the Escurial, partly in Spanish, arranged by subjects. There are marks distinguishing the donations of S. Antonio Perez, Doctor Paez, Andrea de Armar [= Darmarius], 'Los que dion su Magestad'.

B (1st half of 17th cent.) (fol. lxxvi). A Latin translation of the Koran, beginning after the preface 'Asora prima. In nomine Dei miseratoris misericordis. Hic liber, non est error in eo, directio fidentibus': in two hands, with corrections. 'Ex dono serenissimi principis Caroli Ludovici comitis Palatini Rheni etc. Anno 1647', Selden's note.

C (about the middle of the 16th cent.) (fol. 1). Copies of thirty Treaties, political and commercial, etc., between England and (1) Germany, 1495-1545, (2) France, 1515-27, with one of 1546 added, (3) Scotland, 1525-8, with one undated and one of 1551 added:

  1. A list of them is at fol. clxxxvv. Fols. 97-108, containing two treaties, are wanting
  2. 'Lumley' is on fol. 1, showing that this part of the volume belonged to John lord Lumley (d. 1609)
  3. A note of Oct. 27, 1558, on fol. clxxxv, about 'the cardynalles great cofer' may be by him, and may refer to cardinal Pole.


  • Creation: Made up of three MSS. written in the 16th and 17th century


129 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Arch. Selden B. 4


Old Selden mark = B. 4

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. 3334

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 3348 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On paper


12 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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