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

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on 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.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

MS. Ashmole 789 - Part 1

Contents

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. (P&A 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

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

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

John Somer , Astronomical calendar
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Decoration

Good miniature, initial, diagrams. (P&A iii. 681)

History

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