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A Latin medicinal herbal alphabetically arranged, Written before 1448 by I. Robyche at Exeter

MS. Wood empt. 15

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A Latin medicinal herbal alphabetically arranged:
  1. Prol. beg. 'Circa instans negocium in simplicibus medicinis nostrum versatur propositum' (fol. 31v), beg. 'Aloe calidum est et siccum' (fol. 32); ends 'Explicit tractatus quidam phisice scriptus Exon' per manus I. Robyche. Jam summus in fine laus autori medicine' (fol. 116v)
  2. Preceded by the wellknown mnemonic dietary in verse entitled 'Schola Salernitana', for which see Catalogue of Royal MSS. in the British Museum, 12 B. xxiv. beg. 'Anglorum regi mittit tota scola Salerne. Si vis incolumem si vis te reddere sanum' (fol. 1)
  3. Also a treatise on the diseases of women, beg. 'Cum auctor vniversitatis deus in prima mundi origine' (fol. 18)


  • Written before 1448 by I. Robyche at Exeter


118 Leaves

Language of Materials



MS. Wood empt. 15

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. 8603

Custodial History

'Ant. Wood 1660' (fol. iii). 'Liber medicine assignatus comuni librarie ecclesie cathedralis Exon' per executores venerabilis viri magistri Johannis Stuetesham in sacra theologia doctoris et dicte ecclesie nuper canonici et cancellarii' (fol. vv). In Le Neve's Fasti, i. 419, the date of his death is given as 1448-9.

Physical Facet

On parchment


9 × 6 1/10 in.

Repository Details

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