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

MS. Bodl. 369

Summary Catalogue no.: 2479


John Ashendon, Summa de accidentibus mundi
Rubric: Incipit Summa iudicialis de Accidentibus mundi, quam compilauit magister Johannes de Eschenden'

The colophon is exactly as in MS. Bodl. 714, beginning at 'Explicit', with the spelling 'Esshenden'

There are diagrams and tables in this astrological work which gives the methods of prognosticating mundane events. Cf. MS. Bodl. 714

(The treatise is also known as Summa Anglicana and Judiciale astronomicum)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v + 385 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9.625 × 5.625 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 989:

Good initial.




White leather on oak boards, contemporary English work, but injured and clasps lost


Origin: 15th century, middle ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Sir Thomas Bodley added the note: 'Jo. Sanford donauit Biblioth. publ. Oxoñ.'. The donation must have been about 1607

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-01: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)