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Three Latin and English manuscripts, Made up of three MSS. written in the late 14th, the 13th cent., and about 1340, in English

MS. Savile 25
Held at the Weston Library

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Fol. 1. The second book of the Summa judicialis of John Eastwood of Ashindon, alias John Eshenden, fellow of Merton college, composed in 1348 in Oxford, of which MS. Bodl. 369 is another copy, with colophon on fol. 163 as in MS. Bodl. 714. beg. 'Incipit secundus liber Ayshedene. ... Sicut dicit Aristoteles 2° Ethicorum et capitulo 8°' (fol. 1 olim 162).

Fol. 164. 'Alfraganus de motuum celestium radicibus', being the work of Al-farganus as in MS. Savile 16, fol. 40, but here with contemporary marginalia. beg. 'Differencia prima in annis Arabum'.

Fol. 176. The canons and astronomical tables, made at Montpellier in 1300, of Profacius Judaeus of Marseilles, for whom see Hist. Litt. de la France, tom. 27, p. 599. beg. 'In nomine domini nostri Jhesu scito quod annus Latinorum siue Christianorum'. The canons are followed by:

  1. 'Doctrina canonum', beg. 'Quando vis scire loca' (fol. 181v)
  2. At fol. 198 are added two paper leaves with tables for use at Northampton (15th cent.)
  3. Fol. 200. Grossetète 'de impressionibus aeris', being cod. S. in Dr Ludwig Baur's edition of Die philosophischen Werke des Robert Grosseteste (Münster, 1912). beg. 'Ad prognoscendam diuersam dispositionem aeris futuram'
  4. 'Tabula cursus draconis ad menses et dies' (fol. 222) and 'motus planetarum in horis secundum Arzachalem'


  • Creation: Made up of three MSS. written in the late 14th, the 13th cent., and about 1340, in English


204 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Savile 25

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. 6571

Custodial History

A 15th-cent. table of contents on fol. 204 concludes with 'liber de arte notoria secundum Apolonium', noted as missing by a 17th-cent. hand, and not now known to exist. Fol. i is part of a grant of confraternity to Galfridus Randolf and Alice [? his wife] made in a Franciscan provincial chapter in 1375.

Labelled '25'

Physical Facet

On parchment and paper


9 1/2 × 6 7/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom