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Collection of Latin and English items, Written at Writtle in Essex about 1485 by 'T.P.', rector of Blystow in Cornwall

MS. Wood D. 8

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  1. Fol. 1. Short calendarial tracts, specified in Huddesford's catalogue, including 'tractatus de 12 signis et eorum constellationibus', beg. 'Aries est signum mobile' (fol. 4)
  2. Fol. 31. Walter Burley's 'liber meteororum', beg. '[D]e primis igitur causis et cetera'
  3. Fol. 48v. 'Canones super tabulas [Gulielmi] Reed', beg. '[V]olentibus pronosticare futuros effectus planetarum', followed by 'communis tractatus de spera' by John Sacroboscus or Halifax, beg. 'Tractatum de spera in 4 capitula' (fol. 49), and (fol. 67) the tables of William Reed
  4. Fol. 93. 'Theorica planetarum by Walter Brytte', beg. 'Circulus eccentricus egresse'
  5. Fol. 115. 'The crafte of horsys and medysyne for the same', beg. 'Take a line & ley yt'
  6. Fol. 156. 'Ymago mundi' of Geoffrey of Huntingdon, prol. beg. 'Ad instruccionem multorum': (fol. 182v) 'Regule algorismi', beg. 'Hic algorismus et cetera. Iste liber quem pre manibus habemus'
  7. Fol. 193. a herbal, beg. 'Agnus castus is an herbe that ys callyd tutsayn', with an index by 'T.P' on fol. 242v
  8. Fol. 247v. John of Bordeaux's treatise (abbreviated) on the plague, beg. 'Her begynyth a nobyll trety made by a good fysycyon', not collated for Some Plague Tractates, by mrs. D. W. Singer (1916)
  9. There is a table of contents at fol. 251v
Labelled '76'


  • Written at Writtle in Essex about 1485 by 'T.P.', rector of Blystow in Cornwall


266 Leaves

Language of Materials

Latin , English


MS. Wood D. 8

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. 8538

Physical Facet

On paper


8 4/5 × 6 1/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom