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Colletion of Latin writings, Made up of six pieces written in the second half of the 15th century, with one printed piece

MS. Arch. Selden B. 25
Held at the Weston Library

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Written by Jacobus Friis. Treatises by Raymundus Lullius:

  1. Fol. 5, 'Compendium Veteris et Noue Loyce', i.e. logicae: beg. 'Considerantes veterem loycam'; the Logica Nova of Raymundus Lullius; at fol. 36 are 'Questiones generales in arte precedenti '.
  2. Fol. 43, 'Lectura ad declarandum artem generalem cuius subiectum est artificium generale' by Raymundus Lullius, with rather later notes by 'William Hobb ...': ['scriptus per me Jacobum Friis, Longdon' (cp. fol. 69): followed at fol. 66v by 'Doctrina et modus applicandi loycam nouam ad scientiam juris et medicine '. Cr.]
  3. Fol. 69v, 'Compendium Artis generalis cuius subiectum est artifitium generale ', by the same: beg. 'Alphabetum tabule generalis est hoc '.

Fol. 90, 'Liber quem compilauit et edidit Raymundus Loyl de perfectione sectarum', the treatise often called 'Disputatio trium sapientum', by Raymundus Lullius: beg. 'Cum longi temporis'.

Fol. 158, Treatises by pope Pius ii (Aeneas Sylvius):

  1. Fol. 158. 'Pius papa secundus [Aeneas Sylvius] eloquentissimus qui obijt anno M cccc lxiiij in Anchona dum proficisci proposuerit contra Turcos componit etc.'; then follows the Epistola ad Machumetem de fide Christianorum
  2. Fol. 183v. 'Item alius tractatus' de Curialium miseriis
  3. Fol. 196. 'Sompnium ... de fortuna'
  4. Fol. 200v. 'De duobus amantibus', with preface.

Fol. 219, Similar treatises:

  1. Fol. 219. 'De ortu et auctoricate (sic) Imperii Romani'
  2. Fol. 227v. 'De Taboricis et heresi Bohemorum'
  3. Fol. 238. 'Pij pape secundi Bulla retractacionum omnium ... pro Concilio Basiliensi & contra Eugenium ... scriptorum', Apr. 26, 1463: beg. 'In minoribus agentes'.

Fol. 243, Bulla Pii ii papae de profectione in Turcos, Oct. 22, 1463; beg. 'Ezechielis prophete magni sentencia'.

At fol. 252 follows a printed 'Pronosticationes euentuum futurorum anni [m.cccc.] lxxvi' printed at Louvain by John of Westphalia, see Academy, Oct. 3, 1891, sent to 'Jacobus N.' [i.e. Friis], physician to Edward iv, king of England, from Bruges, on May 9 (1476) by H. W., as a Latin letter on fol. 251 shows.

Fol. 264, Some unfinished calendarial tables.


  • Creation: Made up of six pieces written in the second half of the 15th century, with one printed piece


273 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Arch. Selden B. 25


Old Selden mark = B. 25

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. 3355

Custodial History

Owned by 'Alexander Monselovius ' in the 16th cent., who seems to have written on the opposite page (fol. 3v) ' Sum quem Saturnum sibi sensit Hibernia, Solem | Anglia, Mercurium Normandia, Gallia Martem', 'Hughe Banks me possidet precium jd ob. quadr. ijc', '1551'.

Manuscript 3369 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On paper


11 3/4 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

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