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

MS. Bodl. 68

Summary Catalogue no.: 2142

Physical Description

Composite: three parts
Extent: ii + 50 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 7.125 × 5 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. iiv is 'Iste liber constat Johanni Enderby de Louth capellano' (15th cent.)

'Coldynggayam [?] abba & Colshamme [??, or Calstrume] abba' (late 15th cent.?)

'Sum liber Johannis Chaunteler de Oxon' (early 16th cent.?)

Probably received by the Library in 1605.

MS. Bodl. 68 - Part 1

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Richard Maidstone (?), Treatise on the 'Anulus'
Rubric: Prologus super Canonem cuiusdam instrumenti dicti Anuli
Incipit: (prol.) Quamuis celi terre conditor
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 13)
Chaucer , Treatise on the Astrolabe,

here anonymous, and ending in section 36 of part 2.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Diagrams.

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; English

MS. Bodl. 68 - Part 2

Contents

'Tractatus ad faciendum astrolabium'
Incipit: Astrolabium ita construitur. Recipe tabulas

One table is 'secundum fratrem Johannem Somer', and has 'anno Domini 1403' added hardly later (fol. 34).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Illuminated capital.

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; English

MS. Bodl. 68 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 35)
Treatise on making an astronomical instrument 'Navicula de venetiis'
Incipit: Ad constructionem Nauicule de Veneciis, tria ad minus

Followed at fol. 39 by a York calendar, and tables and diagrams: opposite the latitude of York on fol. 39 is 'Anthonius Askam doctor astrologie dicit S.S.'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Diagrams.

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.