Drawings of the Saxon Herbarium
One hundred and eighty-six fine coloured drawings made from Brit. Mus. MS. Cotton Vitellius C. 3 (Herbarium Apuleii Barbari, of the 11th century), consisting chiefly of plants, often with their names in old English.
The Bodleian MS. Hatton 76, which is similiar in text to the British Museum codex, has spaces left for drawings, which were never filled in.
- Creation: written and paintcd about A. D. 1860-1870 by Miss A. E. Cockayne
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Hatton 76*, fols. 1-2]
MS. Hatton 76*
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 20610
Drawings of the Saxon Herbarium, written and paintcd about A. D. 1860-1870 by Miss A. E. Cockayne.
Biographical / Historical
Alice E. Cockayne (fl. 1860-1870).
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. 29614.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from miss Alice E. Cockayne (two letters from whom, dated Dec. 16 and 19, 1813, are at fol. 2) in 1874 for £10 10s.
On paper; binding, red morocco with gold ornament.
11 1/4 × 7 7/8 in.
- Drawings of the Saxon Herbarium
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