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A collection of medical receipts, prayers in case of illness

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MS. Add. B. 1

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A collection of medical receipts, prayers in case of illness, and charms or incantations, chiefly in English, sometimes in Latin:
  1. An early item (fol. 3) is directions for making a magic chrystal
  2. At fol. 10v is 'Operis huius finis', and the rest of the book instead of being early 16th cent. is of the second half of that century
  3. At fol. 22 is 'The Epistle of S. Savior which Pope Leo [iii?] sent to kinge Charles [the Great?]', beg. 'The crosse of Christ'
  4. At fol. 23 is a copy of the writing which 'Ioseph of Arimathea did find ... vpon the woundes of the syde of Jesus ...', beg. 'Fons + Alpha et omega.'
The whole volume is written on the margins cut (often with fragments of the writing and musical notes remaining) from a 15th cent. Latin antiphoner written in England.

Dates

  • Written in the 16th century

Extent

48 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

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

MS. Add. B. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20215

Abstract

A collection of medical receipts, prayers in case of illness

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. 30208

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired not later than about 1865.

Physical Facet

On parchment

Dimensions

4 1/8 × 6 1/4 in.
Title
A collection of medical receipts, prayers in case of illness
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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