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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ashmole 1431 (7523)

Present Location: 
1431 (7523)
Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

Coloured illustrations of plants are included at the beginning of each section, in red, blue green, brown, pink, orange, yellow and white. The illustrations are not completed from the middle of fol. 36v onwards, although space has been left for them by the scribe. Names of plants are in red.


Middle English labels to illustrations by a Middle English annotator. Fols 1-2 include a fourteenth-century English breviary. On the verso of the flyleaf, a later hand, s. sv, included the title 'Herboralium Apuleii platonis' and the ex libris of St. Augustine's, Canterbury: the pressmark 'D. 14. Ga. 2˚' (Doane 2001, p. 84, and James 1903, n. 1264).

Binding Description: 

Leather, s. xviii, with 'ASH. | 1431' on the spine.