A Latin herbal, Written in the late 15th century in England
A Latin herbal, beg. 'Galanga est sicca et calida et est radix valde bona':
- To which some vernacular names of plants have been added in a slightly later hand (fol. 17)
- Followed by notes for the treatment of fevers and other ailments (fol. 35v)
- Preceded by a poem of 12 lines, beg. 'Who so wylle be hys soules leche' (fol. iii), a short plague tractate, beg. 'Whan pestilence regneyth' (fol. 1), some English recipes (fol. 2v), and a Latin description of the months with the foods proper to each (fol. 8)
(the first leaf has been cut out)
- Creation: Written in the late 15th century in England
Language of Materials
- Multiple languages
MS. Wood empt. 25
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. 8613
Fol. 111v has 'Thomas Abreg' and 'William Adam' (c. 1500?).
3 4/5 × 2 4/5 in.