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

MS. Ashmole 5

Summary Catalogue no.: 6655


Nicholas of Lynn, Kalendarium
Language(s): Latin
Astronomical tables.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniature (drawing).

Diagrams. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 680)

fol. 1r, initial D, Trinity.

full border, floral designs, dragon, animal masks, tonsured cleric, kneeling, hands joined in prayer, supporting a scroll. In the lower margin two winged grotesques with human heads support a shield with a coat of arms.


Origin: 14th century, end (after 1387) ; 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). Additional description of decoration by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 194b

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.