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

MS. Bodl. 879

Summary Catalogue no.: 2931


1. (fol. ii verso)

A logical scheme of the parts of the universe and man

Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Raymund Lull, Liber de secretis naturae seu de quinta essentia
Rubric: Prologus Monalldi monachi de Abbathia sancti Benedicti Parisius consolatoris Raymundi magni in libris de secretis nature seu quinte essencie quem composuit idem Raymundus Abbati sancti Benedicti Parisius
Incipit: Contristatus erat vehementer Raymundus
Explicit: ista tibi sufficiunt causa breuitatis

Fol. ii has the title: 'Secretorium nature seu 5te essencie'

The scribe was not well acquainted with Latin

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 34 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12 × 8.25 in.


Pächt and Alexander i. 816

Good drawings

Good diagrams

Good initials


Origin: c. 1500 ; France

Provenance and Acquisition

'Tho. Allen D[ono]: D[edit]:' in 1601

MS. Bodl. 879, fols. 32-33


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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-03-23: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)