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'Speculum Philosophiæ Iohannis Dastyn' and 'Liber Mixtionum Johannis Dastin'

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MS. Bodl. 485
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  1. Fol. 1. 'Speculum Philosophiæ Iohannis Dastyn. Primus Liber est de investigatione magisterij', in 15 chapters, beg. 'Trinitatem adorantes': at end 'Explicit liber de investigatione lapidis præciosi Iohannis Dastyn'. The following art. may be book two of the Speculum: both are alchemical.
  2. Fol. 66v. 'Liber Mixtionum Johannis Dastin', in 11 chapters: beg. 'Omnia in eo finem faciunt'.


  • Creation: Written early in the 16th century in England


179 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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MS. Bodl. 485

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17884


'Speculum Philosophiæ Iohannis Dastyn' and 'Liber Mixtionum Johannis Dastin'

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. 2064

Custodial History

Manuscript 507 acquired by the Bodleian Library

'Liber Johannis Gwyn artium magistri', middle of 16th cent.: 'Liber Gulihelmi Herbert de S. Juliano equestris ordinis, viri longe præclarissimi. John Gwynn 1592': '1597 John Dee', notes by whom narrate a nocturnal visitation at 5 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1597, and other matters. 'Liber Euani Johnes', early 17th century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Evan Jones, M.A., in 1605.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 × 6 1/2 in.

'Speculum Philosophiæ Iohannis Dastyn' and 'Liber Mixtionum Johannis Dastin'
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