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


Produced: England, Bury St Edmonds, late 11th century
Location: Bodleian Library (University of Oxford), Oxford, England, UK
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin/Old English
Illustrated: Yes
Folio 78r


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 Liber medicina ex animalibus (de virtutibus bestiarum in arte medicinae: on the virtue of animals in the art of medicine) ascribed to Sextus Placidus, on folio 76r-95r. 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. In the Medicina de quadrupedis the drawings are of animals. Partly copied from an Anglo-Saxon model of the 10th century.

Bodleian Summary Catalogue number 27609.

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