Manuscript

Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1462

Codicology

Produced: England, 12th - 13th century
Location: Bodleian Library (University of Oxford), Oxford, England, UK
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin
Folios: 82
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Folio 58v-59r

Description

Miscellaneous medical and herbal texts, illustrated with colored drawings. Two sections deal with animals in medicine and have several animal illustrations.

  • A short section titled Incipt epistola de bestiola quam aliqui melen vocant (approximate translation "Here begins the text where small animals are mentioned").
  • A section on the medicinal use of animals titled Incipiunt capitula libri medicinarum Placidi Actoris, ex animalibus, peoribus, bestiisque, et avibus (approximate translation "Book chapter by Placidi Actoris on medicine from animals, cattle, beasts and birds").

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Editions and Facsimiles

Digital facsimiles

Bodleian Library (Partial, 92 images from slides)