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

MS. Selden Supra 90

Summary Catalogue no.: 3478

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–21 || B || fols. 30–37 (formerly part of MS. Selden Supra 26) || D || E

History

Provenance and Acquisition

John Selden, 1584–1654

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1659

MS. Selden Supra 90 – Part 1

Contents

John Somer, Astronomical calendar and related texts
Language(s): English and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniature (retouched). Easter tables from 1434, fol. 15. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 897, pl. LXXXVI)

History

Origin: 15th century, second quarter (c. 1434 (?)) ; English

MS. Selden Supra 90 – Part 2

Contents

Church documents
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, late (1192 or after)

MS. Selden Supra 90 – Part 3

Contents

Astronomical tables with a Flemish calendar,

late 13th-century additions made at St. Augustine's Canterbury

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1180 ; Flemish (?)

Provenance

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul): Probably formed one volume with Selden Supra 26. One quire of eight leaves. Additions to the Kalendar made at St Augustine's in s. xiii 2 : April 27 'Veneratio'; St Augustine's grading of feasts, as in St John's Cambr. MS. 262 (pr. Wormald, Benedictine calendars after 1100). The additions are probably by W. de S. Clara, and this was part of Selden Supra 26, which formerly contained 'Tabule astronomice cum Kalendario. compotus'. (MLGB3: evidence from the style of script or illumination and from liturgical detail).

MS. Selden Supra 90 – Part 4

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 16th century ; English

MS. Selden Supra 90 – Part 5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: c. 1600

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 185

Last Substantive Revision

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