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'Libro de Lustre de la Lampise ...' and 'Translation of a booke out of the Arabian Toung...', Made up of two pieces written in the 17th century

MS. Selden Supra 33
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. Written soon after A.D. 1595, (fol. 5). 'Libro de Lustre de la Lampise ...': E questo la nona parte della prova de .40. de Libro della Lege . ..': the latter part of the rubric is erased and altered, so as to affirm that the authors were 'Le Sauie figliole de Apraham Elcailani 'A translation from a mystic Mohammedan work on God and the Virtues: beg. '... Sia laudato Dio che mostra suo nome nela piu perfetto de suo creature': there are many corrections: the work is dated A. H. 1004 = A.D. 1595, and was translated and written perhaps about A.D. 1600.
  2. Written in A.D. 1630 by T. P., (fol. 46). 'Translation of a booke out of the Arabian Toung written in that languag by the most famus and renowmed Plato the Deuine by T. P. May 1. 1630'. This is an Italian translation copied out by an Englishman (fols. 46, 78), of a treatise on the mystical meaning of angels, animals, letters of the alphabet, signs of the Zodiac, and the like: beg. 'In nome de Deo. Miseracordiosa lui sea laudatto che creaua il homo e ha monstrata á lui la charezza de tutto quel che si vede'. Fols. 79-end are blank.


  • Creation: Made up of two pieces written in the 17th century


165 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Selden Supra 33


Old Selden mark = 33

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. 3421

Custodial History

Manuscript 3435 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On paper


9 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom