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

MS. Ashmole 210

Summary Catalogue no.: 6678

Summary Catalogue no.: 6679

Summary Catalogue no.: 6795

Summary Catalogue no.: 6796

Summary Catalogue no.: 7738

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-12 || B || C || D || E

MS. Ashmole 210 - Part 1

Contents

1.
Richard Thorpe , Calendar
Language(s): Latin
2.
Poem on blood-letting
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 295 × 210 mm.

Layout

Layout varies, occupying a full page.

Decoration

Miniature, diagrams. Tables from 1386. (P&A iii. 684)

Coloured diagrams, rubrics, parts of text in red.

Miniature, fol. 9r: 'Zodiac man'. A man with a flower in each hand and the signs of zodiac laid over each part of the body.

Miniature, fol. 11r: 'Blood-letting man'. Nude man, standing on a table, surrounded by text describing principle veins.

History

Origin: 14th century, end ; English, York (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Solar and Easter tables run from 1386, lunar tables from 1387. Fols. 8v-9v are in hands of 15th century. Fol. 8v, 'regule Ebor', suggesting a York connection. Fol. 2, '...frater Ricardus Thorpp Augustiniensis', perhaps to be identified with the member of the York Austin Friars who witnessed the inventorying of the convent's library in 1372.

Fol. 11v: 'Thomas longland de fastonsley' (16th century, middle).

Elias Ashmole, 1617-1692.

Bequeathed by him to the Ashmolean Museum.

Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

MS. Ashmole 210 - Part 2

Contents

Astrological treatises
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 16th century, beginning ; English

MS. Ashmole 210 - Part 3

Contents

Astrological treatise
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 17th century ; Italian (?)

MS. Ashmole 210 - Part 4

Contents

Astrological treatise.
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 16th century, beginning ; English

MS. Ashmole 210 - Part 5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 17th century ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Watson, Pächt and Alexander, 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) and supplementary sources; description of decoration, fols. 9r, 11r, by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 684 [fols. 1-12]
    A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 33 [fols. 1-11, c. 1385]