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

MS. Ashmole 789

Summary Catalogue no.: 6748

Summary Catalogue no.: 6995

Summary Catalogue no.: 7020

Summary Catalogue no.: 7823

Summary Catalogue no.: 7824

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–5 || fols. 6–21 || fols. 22–42 || fols. 43–119 || fols. 120–138 || fols. 139–146 || fols. 147–359 || fols. 360–369

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Hereford, Herefordshire, Diocesan Registry: "Volo istum librum remanere in Registro C. Hereford'." "Donatus est hic liber per reverendum in Christo patrem et dominum, dominum Carolum divina permissione Hereford. episcopum, officio Registrarii episcopi Hereforden. ea intencione et voto quod semper penes officium Registrarii, absque alienatione eiusdem remaneat, teste David Walker dicti reverendi patris Rgistrario. David Walker." (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Charles Boothe, bp. of Hereford 1516--1535. (MLGB3)

MS. Ashmole 789 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Writing exercises
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Decoration

Good initials (including complete alphabet) with penwork interlace. Perhaps by the scribe Ricardus Franciscus. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1138, pl. CVI)

History

Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; English

MS. Ashmole 789 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Disticha Catonis (Latin text with French translation)
Language(s): Latin and French
2.
'Sentences of Sages'
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Ashmole 789 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Formulary of letters
Language(s): Latin and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, first half ; French

MS. Ashmole 789 – Part 4

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, second half

MS. Ashmole 789 – Part 5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Ashmole 789 – Part 6

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Ashmole 789 – Part 7

Contents

1.
Thomas Bekynton, Letter-book
Language(s): Latin and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Ashmole 789 – Part 8

Contents

1.
John Somer, Astronomical calendar
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Decoration

Good miniature.

Initial.

Diagrams. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 681)

History

Origin: 14th century, end (after 1387) ; English

Additional Information

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 (3 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.