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

MS. Ashmole 1504

Summary Catalogue no.: 7537


Pattern book.
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures (coloured drawings). Copied partly from German models (Dürer, the grotesque alphabet of 1464, etc.). Contains the arms of John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, d. 1513, and of the Emperor Charles V (after 1519). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1181, pls. CIX-CX)


Origin: c. 1520–1530 ; English

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (105 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 187

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.