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A treatise on the plague

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4° A. 14 Med (now part of)

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A treatise on the plague, by 'Johannes de Burgundia aliter vocatus Cumbarcius [sic pro cum barba], Leodiensis ac artis medicine professor', in its longer form: beg. 'Quoniam omnia inferiora tam elementa quam elementata'. At fol. 8 are a few recipes against the plague, some by Johannes de Burgundia.


  • Creation: Written in the first half of the 16th century


9 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. 4° A. 14 Med, fols. 1-2]

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4° A. 14 Med (now part of)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18145


A treatise on the plague

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. 2783p

Custodial History

Manuscript 538 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably acquired in 1605: on arrival it was bound up with printed treatises and given the press-mark which it still bears.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.

A treatise on the plague
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom