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

MS. Bodl. 874

Summary Catalogue no.: 2932


1. (p. 1)
Roger Bacon, Perspectiva
Rubric: Tractatus Perspectiue, habens tres partes ...
Incipit: Cupiens te & alios

With diagrams and some later notes

Language(s): Latin
2. (p. 71)
Roger Bacon, De speculis
Incipit: Ex concauis speculis

With an added passage on p. 87, which begins 'Annis domini 1331'

Language(s): Latin
3. (p. 89)
Razes, Capitula Almansoris
Rubric: Capitula stellarum ablata oblata(?) regi magno Saracenorum ⟨ab⟩ Almansor astrologo filio Abrahe Iudei a Tiburtino Platone translata
Incipit: Signorum disposicio est ut dicam
(translated by Plato of Tivoli)

In 150 propositions

Language(s): Latin
4. (p. 96)
Roger Bacon (?), Notule de speculis
Incipit: ⟨Notandum quod⟩ quia omnes axes

A short piece printed with Roger Bacon's treatise in Combach's Specula Mathematica (1614) and possibly by Bacon

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 100 pages
Dimensions (binding): 11.125 × 7.875 in.


The first and last few leaves are stained


Origin: 15th century, early ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

'... Abendon', (15th century). 'Liber Ænei Collegij Oxon.' (a half-erased 16th century inscription). Another inscription, erased, is on fol. 97

Presented by William Dun, D.M., of Exeter college, Oxford, in 1605

MS. Bodl. 874, flyleaves


(Pages iii-iv)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 14th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-03-27: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)