MS. Auct. F. 1. 9
Summary Catalogue no.: 4137
Calendrial, arithmetical, and astronomical texts; England (Worcester), after 1126
In two books, bk. 2 at fol. 55.
In three books (fols. 66v, 68, 70v).
Lunar tables 1036-1111, calculated form an eclipse observed on 19 Oct. 1092 (fol. 90).
Concluding fragment of bk. 8.
Incorporates passages from Pliny, Historia naturalis vi (fol. 161v), Bede (fol. 161), and other computistic writers.
With the commentary of Macrobius; imperfect. Commentary, book i ends fol. 179v, at xxi.33; book ii, only four leaves remain (fols. 180-1, 176-7).
2 cols., c. 40-55 lines, column space 265-80 × 80 mm. . Tables are variously laid out.
Several hands. One hand (perhaps John of Worcester) is also found in Oxford, Corpus Christ College, MS. 157, which appears to be a companion volume to the present MS.
Good borders, initials. (P&A iii. 126)
Coloured initials, rubrics, diagrams. Decoration is consistent after fols. 2-17 (quires 1-2).
Provenance and Acquisition
Written after 1126, the date of composition of item 10, at Worcester cathedral priory, as established by the connection with Oxford, Corpus Christi, MS. 157.
Early 15th-century parchment label of contents, fol. ii verso, in the style of other Worcester priory books.
'William Rigg' or 'William Rigges', mid-16th century (fol. 1v).
Purchased by the Bodleian in 1671 from Robert Scot, who had purchased part of Hatton's library.
Digital Bodleian (15 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2018-07-31: Fully revised to incorporate all information in Watson, P&A, and SC.