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

MS. Bodl. 266

Summary Catalogue no.: 2466


Michael Scot, Liber introductorius
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Pächt and Alexander ii. 941, pl. LXXIX

Good miniatures (drawings), copying a 14th century manuscript, Munich, BSB Clm. 10268.

Historiated astronomical diagrams and drawings of mythological figures representing major constellations.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by William Dun, D.M., in 1605, but the volume probably reached the Library before the end of 1604.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (21 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.