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Collection of 5 English and Latin writings, Made up of five pieces written in the 12th-16th century

MS. Selden Supra 90

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About A.D. 1434, with illuminated capitals, etc., (fol. 1). The 'Opusculum tertium calendarii' written 'ad instanciam ... iohanne principisse Wallie ... et matris ... Ricardi secundi ... ad meridiem ... vniuersitatis Oxoniensis, ex precepto ... Thome Kingsbury ministri Anglie ... a fratre iohanne Sommour ordinis Minorum anno Domini millesimo . C.C.O°. octogesimo'. John Somer gives:
  1. A Sarum calendar with conjunctions for 1406-62 (fol. 4)
  2. Diagrams of eclipses for 1406-62 (fol. 13)
  3. Easter tables for 1434-1377 (fol. 14)
  4. A figure of a man with zodiacal signs about him (fol. 11v)
  5. An English piece on blood-letting (fol. 16)
  6. English astrological notes (fol. 16v)
  7. A leaf is missing after fol. 11.
12th century, (fol. 22). The forged Donation of Constantine: followed by a decree of pope Leo III of 1052 (fol. 23v), the Offertorium Felix nanque es with its Versicle Ora pro populo etc., with musical notes on 5-line and 4-line staves (fol. 24), decrees of the Concilium Placentinum of 1095 and the Concilium Claromontense of the same year, and a decree of pope Urban ii 'de ieiunio quatuor temporum'.

About A.D. 1180, written in Flanders?, (fol. 30). Astronomical tables, apparently written about A.D. 1180, with a Flemish calendar, bearing additions made at St. Augustine's, Canterbury (see Apr. 27 and gradings), and an added 'tabula stellarum fixarum ... certificata ad ciuitatem Parisius'. in 1265 (fol. 37v).

16th century, (fol. 38). 'The manner & forme of the Coronation of the Kinges of Scotland . Alsoe the kings oath newlie instituted by Acte of Parliament', 1 James vi, cap. 8.

About A.D. 1600: on folio leaves folded, (fol. 46). 'Narracio breuis et compendiosa rerum mirabilium regni Chinæ missa a patre Matheo [Ricci?] ex religione ... IHS, qui residet in prouincia Canton in ciuitate Iagum ad ... amicum guuernatorem in Filipinis anno 1588', beg. 'Regnum Chinæ est antiquissimum'.


  • Made up of five pieces written in the 12th-16th century


51 Leaves


MS. Selden Supra 90


Old Selden mark = 90

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3478

Custodial History

Manuscript 3492 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment and (fol. 38-end) paper


8 1/2 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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