Manuscript: MS. Bodley 130
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Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 130
(Bodley Herbal and Bestiary)
 

Produced: England, Bury St Edmonds, late 11th century

Language: Latin

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Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: Bodleian Library (University of Oxford), Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

Consists of two manuscripts bound together: 1) a corrupt text of the Herbal of Pseudo-Apuleius Barbarus, and extracts from Discorides; 2) an abbreviated version of Medicina de quadrupedis (de virtutibus bestiarum in arte medicinae) ascribed to Sextus Placidus. Both copied in England in the 11th century. English translations of Latin names added in 13th and 14th centuries.

Illustrated with colored drawings and some paintings. Some drawings are of animals. Partly copied from an Anglo-Saxon model of the 10th century.

Bodleian Summary Catalogue number 27609.


 
Editions and Facsimiles


Printed facsimiles: Bodley Herbal and Bestiary: MS. Bodley 130 (Oxford, 1978) Microfilm, 1978

 

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