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MS. Ashmole 1285

Summary Catalogue no.: 7750

Summary Catalogue no.: 7751

Summary Catalogue no.: 8221

Physical Description

Composite: fourteen parts, together by c. 1300

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Southwark, Surrey, Augustinian priory of St Mary Overy: 'Liber ecclesie Sancte Marie de Suwerke', s. xiv in., fol. 166v. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

'Liber quondam fratris Hugonis de Wendovere' (fol. 1v), s. xiv in. (MLGB3)

Medieval binding, rebacked. (MLGB3)

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Theological treatise and extracts
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Theological extracts
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Liber hymnorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 4

Contents

1.
Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 5

Contents

1.
Arithmetical texts
Language(s): Latin
2.
Texts on calendar
Language(s): Latin
3.
Alexander de Villa Dei, Massa compoti
Language(s): Latin
4.
Johannes de Sacro Bosco, De sphaera
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 6

Contents

1.
Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Compotus
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 7

Contents

1.
Galen, Tegni
Language(s): Latin
2.
Theophilus, Liber urinarum
Language(s): Latin
3.
Giles of Corbeil, De urinis
Language(s): Latin
4.
Medical treatise
Language(s): Latin
5.
Hippocrates, Aphorismata
Language(s): Latin
6.
Hippocrates, Prognostica
Language(s): Latin
7.
Philaretus, Liber pulsuum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initial.

Fleuronnée initials, 13th century, beginning, fols. 118–184. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 390)

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 8

Contents

1.
Monastic rule
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 9

Contents

1.
Treatise against Cistercians
Language(s): Latin
2.
Song with music
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials, 12th century, second half

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 10

Contents

1.
Aelred of Rievaulx, Speculum caritatis
Language(s): Latin
2.
Sermons
Language(s): Latin
3.
Decretalia
Language(s): Latin
4.
Theological treatise
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 11

Contents

1.
Sermons
Language(s): Latin
2.
Grammatical notes
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 12

Contents

1.
Sermons
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 13

Contents

1.
Sermons
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Ashmole 1285 – Part 14

Contents

1.
Sermons on Prophets
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, second half - 13th century, first half ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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