A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 141

Summary Catalogue no.: 1911


Albertus Magnus
(fol. 1)
Rubric: Compendium de negocio naturali [from a 15th cent. list of contents]

Wanting the first leaf, and with text differing in the latter part from the printed form.

(fol. 156)
De somno et vigilia

Ending (in the middle of a column) in bk. iii, cap. 8, with 'causa quare etiam illi qui'.

(fol. 267)
De morte et vita
(fol. 280)
De natura locorum
(fol. 345v)
⟨Arnaldus de Villanova (?)⟩, 'Liber de effectubus qualitatum'
Incipit: Quoniam questionum fere omnium

Cf. C. H. Lohr, 'Aristotelica Matritensia', Traditio 53 (1998), 251–308 (260)

On fol. 59v is a coat of arms drawn with a metal stilus, quarterly 1st and 4th three fusils, the rest obscure.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 351 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11 × 7.625 in.


2 cols.


Illuminated capitals.


Stamped leather on boards, Oxford work of about 1460 (plate II in S. Gibson's Early Oxford Bindings, 1903), in a green baize cover.


Origin: c. 1440–1450 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, collegiate chapel of St George.

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612: with library mark.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 202) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image of binding from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-30: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.