Notebook written in Greek, Latin, Italian and English by Savile during his continental tour, c.1581
Notebook written in Greek, Latin, Italian and English by Savile during his continental tour, including:
- (pp. 1-182) commentary on Aristotle, Meteorologica, dated (p. 182) '10. Maij. 1581. Vratislaviae' (Wrocław, Poland);
- (pp. 183-92) notes in Italian on scientific subjects;
- (pp. 193-213) extracts from Themistius on the Posterior Analytics.
Savile's name does not appear; the attribution to him is made by Gamillscheg & Harlfinger (IA, p. 79, no. 116) on the basis of the Greek script.
- Creation: c.1581
Language of Materials
- Greek, Modern (1453-)
MS. Gr. misc. e. 8
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, no. 47390.
Bought in an Oxford bookshop by H. C. Beeching, early 20th century, and given by him to P. E. Matheson, c.1910.
Vellum wrappers (part of a leaf containing I Kings 5: 24-33, from a 15th- or 16th-century Hebrew biblical manuscript)