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

MS. Ashmole 806

Summary Catalogue no.: 7177

Summary Catalogue no.: 7898

Contents

1.
Nicholas Upton, De officio militari
Language(s): Latin
2.
Ps.-Aristotle, Secreta secretorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Miniatures (drawings), arms.

Good penwork border.

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 981)

(fol. 57B), miniature: camel

(fol. 57vA), miniature: goat. Dog.

(fol. 58B), miniature: beaver.

(fol. 58vA), miniature: stag.

(fol. 58vB), miniature: horse with bridle.

(fol. 59A), miniature: elephant with castle-shaped saddle.

(fol. 59vA), miniature: ant carrying egg.

(fol. 59vB), miniature: griffin.

(fol. 60A), miniature: hedgehog.

(fol. 60B), miniature: hare.

(fol. 60vA), miniature: wolf.

(fol. 60vB), miniature: mouse. Weasel.

(fol. 61B), miniature: cat.

(fol. 61vB), miniature: squirrel. Mole.

(fol. 62A), miniature: tiger looking at itself in a mirror.

(fol. 62B), miniature: bear with muzzle.

(fol. 62vA), miniature: fox. Unicorn.

(fol. 63B), miniature: hawk.

(fol. 63vA), miniature: falcon. Harpy.

(fol. 63vB), miniature: heron. Lark.

(fol. 64A), miniature: bird of Paradize.

(fol. 64B), miniature: horned owl.

(fol. 64vA), miniature: dove.

(fol. 65vB), miniature: swan. Stork.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; 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.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.