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A quaternion and three separate leaves, Written about the 12th century (?) in Ireland

MS. Selden Supra 32
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A quaternion and three separate leaves (fols. 3-13) of a Latin and Irish surgical treatise, written in Irish, pointed minuscules, imperfect at beginning and end. The first opening of a chapter is on fol. 4 'Contusio uel conquassacio neruorum aut fit', then an Irish translation or paraphrase follows, and so with each Latin clause, but the Irish appears to predominate in quantity. The last opening of a chapter is on fol. 12v 'Obtalmia id est pasio oculorum uel proprium aposte'.


  • Creation: Written about the 12th century (?) in Ireland


14 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Irish


MS. Selden Supra 32


Old Selden mark = 32

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. 3420

Custodial History

On fol. 3 at foot is 'Fanshawe [?] mr. Edmond', 16th cent.

Manuscript 3434 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment, which is as usual dark, discoloured, and rough


93.4 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom