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Collection of seven pieces, Made up of seven pieces written in the first half of the 17th century

MS. Selden Supra 80
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. Fol. 1. 'Preces dierum', ten prayers and some adages translated from the Arabic (which follows on fols. 5-8) by Henricus Jacobius in 1627. The Arabic = Or. Catal. ii (Nicoll), cod. Arab. Moh. 65. Certainly Selden's.
  2. Fol. 9. 'Catalogue librorum M.S. quos ... Gulielmus Laud archiepiscopus Cantuariensis ... Academiæ Oxoniensi ... dono dedit Maij 22° anno Domini 1635', Laud's first gift, see p. 13 above. Certainly Selden's.
  3. Fol. 34. 'Indice de' libri greci antichissimi scritti a penna, che si trouano nella Libraria, che fù del ... Sig. Giacomo Barocci, nobile Veneto. In Venetia, mdcxvii.' A manuscript copy of the pamphlet contained in BB 18 Art. Seld., wanting the last two leaves. The Barocci MSS. were presented to the Bodleian in 1629. Library papers.
  4. Fol. 69. 'Catalogue librorum MSS. in bibliotheca S. Johannis Cantabrigiæ' about 1640, with press-marks and index. Fol. 126 is an independent leaf containing chiefly a description of MS. Selden Supra 17. Certainly Selden's.
  5. Fol. 128. 'La dignité et excellence de la Femme ...': [a translation into French, by John Verneuil, of dr. William Page's essay on Woman's Worth, for which see MS. Bodl. 1030 Cr.]. May rank as an accession of 1647, the year of Verneuil's death.
  6. Fol. 163. 'A note of Mr Robert Burtons books given to the Library by his last Will and testament anno Domini 1639', a valuable list of Burton's books, giving title, place of publication, date and size, by John Rous, Bodley's librarian. Fols. 195-6 contain a list of about sixty books 'bought of mr. Lionel Dayes Book', a Bodleian list of purchases in 1640: on fol. 196v is a note of Burton's bequests to the Bodleian. Library papers.
  7. Fol. 197. 'Hie facht an das Buch das genent wurt ein ... Begreiffung der Philosophen der ... Alchimie', in eight parts, in German prose: beg. 'Das lewenndt Sylber ist kalt vnnd feucht'.


  • Creation: Made up of seven pieces written in the first half of the 17th century


250 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Arabic


MS. Selden Supra 80


Old Selden mark = 80

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. 3468

Custodial History

Manuscript 3483 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On paper


8 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom