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

MS. Bodl. 581

Summary Catalogue no.: 2191


De Quadripartita Regis Specie (treatise on kingship)
Language(s): Latin
Somniale Danielis (treatise on dreams)
Language(s): Latin
Liber geomanciae (treatise on astrology and geomancy compiled in 1391 for Richard II)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures, borders, historiated and other initials. Related to the earlier style of the Carmelite Missal. Same text and iconography as London, B.L., Royal 12 C. V. (P&A iii. 673, pl. LXX)


Origin: 14th century, late (after 1391) ; English

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow P├Ącht and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (28 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.