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

MS. Bodl. 507

Summary Catalogue no.: 2171


(fol. iii)
Ps.-Hildegard of Bingen, Insurgent gentes
Language(s): Latin
1. (fol. 1)
Alexander de Villa Dei, Massa compoti
Incipit: Licet modo in fine
Incipit: Aureus in Jano
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 12)
Poem on compotus
Incipit: Filius esto Dei
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 12v)
Computus manualis
Incipit: Intencionis in hoc episculo[sic] est artem ostendere

eTK 0763B (?); see C. Philipp E. Nothaft, 'John of Pulchro Rivo and John of Saxony: A Mise au Point', Journal for the History of Astronomy 45/2 (2014), 227–242, app. C.

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 18)
Calendarial poem
Incipit: Cisio janus
Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 19)
Alexander de Villa Dei, Algorismus
Rubric: Ars & liber Algorismi
Incipit: Hec algorismus ars presens dicitur in qua

With notes and preceded by notes.

Language(s): Latin

Followed by some arithmetical puzzles (fol. 24) and astrological notes, and an English recipe.

Language(s): Latin and Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: iii + 28 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9 × 6.25 in.


Coloured capitals.

Drawings, fols. iiv, 27r.

Accompanying Material

Two pieces of canvas, perhaps part of a 16th cent. binding, are on foll. iiv, 27r, with 'Hew Clement' 'Clow' (?) and some drawings.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Some short accounts of tithes at Bradwell (Bucks?) and Ullesthorpe (Leics.) are at foll. iiiv, 26v.

Canterbury, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine; notes made by the librarian, Clement Canterbury, fl. 1463–95 ('Clemens Cantirbury', fol. 1; see B. C. Barker-Benfield, 'Clement Canterbury, librarian of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury', Manuscripts at Oxford: an exhibition in memory of Richard William Hunt (Oxford, 1980), pp. 88–92).

John Twyne, -1581 (?): see A. G. Watson, 'John Twyne of Canterbury (d. 1581) as a Collector of Medieval Manuscripts: a Preliminary Investigation', The Library 6th ser. 8 (1986) 133–151 at 149–50 no. 23, on the evidence only of Thomas Twyne's later ownership.

Thomas Twyne

Presented by him in 1612.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2021) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited.


Last Substantive Revision

2021-01-05: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC updated with reference to published literature as cited.