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

MS. Bodl. 679

Summary Catalogue no.: 2596

Collections of John of London, monk of St. Augustine's Canterbury; English, late 13th century


Alchemical treatise
Language(s): Latin
Treatise on arithmetic
Language(s): Latin
Robert Grosseteste, Compotus
Language(s): Latin
William of Conches, De philosophia mundi
Language(s): Latin
Scientific texts
Language(s): Latin
Adelard of Bath, Quaestiones naturales
Language(s): Latin
Honorius Augustodunensis, Imago mundi
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).


Illuminated capitals.


Origin: 13th century, late ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul): "Collectiones Iohannis de London de librario monasterii sancti Augustini Cantuarie. Clemens Cantyrbury" (fol. ii verso), s. xv. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Indexed etc. by Clemens Cantyrbury monachus. Described by a later hand, s. xvii, as "Librarius". (fol. ii verso) "S ... A". Late medieval foliation. Pastedowns from a service book, s. xii. 2 o folio: "de uero". (MLGB3)

Presented by Thomas Twyne in 1612.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 103

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.