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'Raimundi Lullii [liber] de medicinis secretis'

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MS. Lat. misc. e. 40
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'Raimundi Lullii [liber] de medicinis secretis', a short medical work on oils and their properties, not certainly by Lullius, perhaps identical with the unpublished Compendium de secretis medicinis named among his supposititious works (Hist. Litt. de France, xxix. 375):

  1. A table of chapters written in Italian on fol. 7v in the same hand as the text shows that the first chapter on 'Olio contro veleni' is wanting, and the text now begins 'Oleum vitrioli ... Recipe vitrioli Romani ad libitum'
  2. At fol. 3 is a letter from the donor
  3. At fol. 5 a certificate in Italian by Francesco Cerroti, librarian of the Biblioteca Corsiniana at Rome, that the handwriting of this MS. is that of Pier Francesco Giambullari, who d. 1555


  • Creation: Written early in the 16th century in Italy by P. F. Giambullari


19 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. e. 40, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Lat. misc. e. 40

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19733


'Raimundi Lullii [liber] de medicinis secretis'

Biographical / Historical

Pier Francesco Giambullari (1495-1555) was a writer.

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. VI, no. 36218

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by dr. Paget Toynbee at messrs. Sotheby's sale, Aug. 1, 1913, as lot 408, and presented by him to the Library on Aug. 9 following.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 3/4 × 6 in.

'Raimundi Lullii [liber] de medicinis secretis'
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