MS. Ash. Rolls 55
Summary Catalogue no.: 6657
Former shelfmark: MS. Ashmole 7
Five sheets. Fols. 2-5 are rectangles folded once vertically to create two square sheets, then folded again twice horizontally creating three equal panels or columns. Fol. 1 is a half-sized sheet folded twice horizontally. The calendar and tables follow the Kalendarium of John Somer. See Cf. H. Carey, ‘What is the Folded Almanac?’, Society History of Medicine 16/3 (2003), 481-509, this ms. listed 509.
Tables for locating the Sunday letter, golden number, and date of the movable feasts
Girdle book; no cover.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presumably made around 1406, since that is the beginning of the first Metonic cycle included, and not after 1425.
Probably owned in Warwickshire or the West Midlands: added saints in the calendar include: David and Chad (added 15th century); Oswald (with translation), Edith (of Wilton), and the dedication of the church of Warwick (9 July) (added 15th century, second half).
Elias Ashmole: formerly MS. Ashmole 7. Missing from the Ashmole collection by 1830.
Lot 90 in an unidentified 19th-century sale (cutting pasted to front)
Sir Thomas Phillipps: MS. 29728
Sotheby's, 28 June 1965, lot. 39.
Last Substantive Revision
2019-11-22: First online publication.