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Astronomical tables, Written in England, probably in 1436

MS. Savile 39
Held at the Weston Library

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Astronomical tables, including:

  1. Fol. 1. a lunar calendar for four cycles
  2. Fol. 4. leap years from 1367 to 1507
  3. Fol. 4v. eclipses from 1387 to 1462 (in which April 1436 is marked with a red cross)
  4. Canons for the table, for urine (fol. 5), phlebotomy (fol. 5v, cf. fol. 10), and nativities (fol. 6)
  5. Fol. 7. table with movable circles of parchment to show the longitude and phases of the moon at a given age, and diagrams of the influence of the signs of the zodiac and (fol. 7v) of urinary states
  6. Fol. 8. canon and tables of lunar eclipses from 1392 to 1462


  • Creation: Written in England, probably in 1436


11 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Savile 39

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. 6585

Custodial History

On fol. 6v is 'Liber Willelmi Snawdun' (16th cent.).

Labelled '39'

Physical Facet

On parchment, with coloured diagrams


12 1/10 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom