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

MS. Bodl. 515

Summary Catalogue no.: 2185

Texts on music; England, 15th century, first half

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Notes on music
Incipit: Ista dictio sequens pertinet ad mundanam musicam
Incipit: Et mundana musica habet .3. species':
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 4)
John of Tewkesbury (attrib.), Quattuor principalia musicae
Incipit: Quoniam circa musicam
Final rubric: Cuius operis sunis [sic for finis] erat pridie Nonas Augusti anno Domini Mº CCCº quinquagesimo primo. Illo autem anno regens erat inter Minores Oxonie frater Simon de Tustude doctor sacre theologie qui in musica pollebat
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 78)
Commentary on Guido Aretinus, Micrologus ('Metrologus')
Rubric: Incipit Metrologus
Incipit: Musica est pericia modulacionis
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 95 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 9.125 × 6.375 in.

Decoration

Diagrams. (P&A iii. 953)

Rudely illuminated capitals, etc.

Binding

Parchment on boards, English 15th cent. work, rebacked and mended

History

Origin: 15th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Robert James oweth this book', 16th cent.

'Liber Roberti Clay T(heologiæ) D(octor) de Clayhouse in Comitatu Eboracensi'(d. 1628)

Probably given by him in 1613–15.

MS. Bodl. 515 - endleaves (fols. i, 95)

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 515 - pastedowns

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2021) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 953 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-01-11: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.