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

MS. Lyell 37


Astrological and astronomical texts and tables
Language(s): English and Latin
William Reed , Tabulae Oxonienses cum canonibus (English translation)
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Crude initials in English translation of William Reed’s canons (pp. 25-55) in colours (blue, orange, green, mauve) on yellow grounds, on p. 25 infilled with a flower, on p. 26 accompanied by a bar border and foliage, and on p. 43 by an unfinished border of foliage and flowers sketched in ink; in other items initials either plain red, or omitted. (P&A iii. 1127)


Origin: 15th century, late (after 1476) ; English, East Anglia (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-06-15: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.'