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MS. Ashmole 341

Summary Catalogue no.: 6687

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-144v, 171-6 || fols. 145r-169v

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Elias Ashmole, 1617-1692.

Bequeathed by him to the Ashmolean Museum.

Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

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.

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 879
    A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 34 [fols. 1-144]

    Online resources:

MS. Ashmole 341 - Part 1

Contents

1.
Giles de Lessines, Summa de temporibus (bk. III, Thorndike-Kibre 991K)
Language(s): Latin
3.
Alhazen, De crepusculis (tr. Gerard of Cremona )
Language(s): Latin
4.
Astronomical treatises and tables
Language(s): Latin
5.
Mathematical treatises
Language(s): Latin
6.
John Pecham, Perspectiva
Language(s): Latin
7.
'Hermes', De quindecim stellis
Language(s): Latin
8.
Richard of Geddinge (?), Ars minutiarum
Language(s): Latin
9.
Alexander de Villa Dei, Algorismus
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 170 × 115 mm.

Layout

1 col., 42 lines, c. 143 × 90 mm.

1 col., c. 27 lines, 120 × 75 mm.

Decoration

Coloured initials, rubrics.

History

Origin: 1265 × 1277 ; French, Paris (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Written after 1265 (referred to in the text at fol. 59). Fols. 112v-114 and 120v-128v are in the hand of William de Clara; fols. 1-144 presumably form one of the volumes William brought to St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, when he was professed in 1277. Fols. 83-8 contain astronomical tables for the latitude of Saragossa but an origin in the north of France seems probably, perhaps Paris where William was probably a member of the English nation.

St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, no. 1130 in their catalogue.

John Dee, his hand appears throughout, M194 in his catalogue of 1583.

MS. Ashmole 341 - Part 2

Contents

Martianus Capella , De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii

Book VIII.814-end, with gloss.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good marginal sketches added to a MS. of 12th century, second half (P&A i. 879)

History

Origin: 12th century, second half; decoration added 13th century, end ; Spanish