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Medical handbook, chiefly precepts and recipes

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MS. Add. A. 196
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'Hulderichus Hispanius, episcopus de Toledo . Ista est Practica sua, & floruit An° Domini 1420 ... Rescriptus fuerat per me an° 1590. 'M.' This is a medical handbook, chiefly precepts and recipes, in Latin as far as fol. 36, and from that point (on the subject of ores) in English.

The fly-leaves and cover are from a Latin theological MS. of the 13th century.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1590 in England by T. M.


42 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 106, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 196

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18818


Medical handbook, chiefly precepts and recipes, written in A.D. 1590 in England by T. M.

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. V, no. 29134.

Custodial History

Owned by J. Leonard (18th century?).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought with some Collections for History of Lichfield (Harwood) of Mrs. H. Smith of Swindon, Dudley [in Staffordshire], March 78 (see MS. Top. Staffs. c. 1).

Physical Facet

On paper, with various coloured capitals and border, chiefly of green and pink


8 1/8 × 5 1/4 in.

Medical handbook, chiefly precepts and recipes
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom