- Fol. 1. 'The experiens of frier Jamei of Scotland', beg. 'Note that you must worke in a faire daye': a mixture of magic and astrology.
- Fol. 6. 'Incipit Practica Nigromantiæ . .. et Thezaurus Spirituum nuncupatur', a treatise in Latin by 'frater Robertus Lumbertus': beg. 'Diuiditur hoc opus in 4or partes'. The handwriting suddenly changes at fol. 15v: space is left for diagrams, not filled in. Fols. 36-end are blank.
- Creation: Written in the 2nd half of the 16th century in two hands
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 238, fols. 1-2]
MS. e Mus. 238
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 18203
Biographical / Historical
Biographical details unknown.
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. 3546
Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (56)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The book first appears in Bodleian lists about 1655. Dr. Thomas Barlow states that it was 'è Musæo Thom: Allen, Glocestrensis Aulæ Alumni', who died in 1633.
6 × 4 1/8 in.
- Magical treatises
- EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
- Language of description
- Script of description