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Volume of miscellaneous early tracts

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4° D. 21 Jur (now part of)

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Volume of miscellaneous early tracts including:

  1. Fol. 1. 'Compotus manualis', a treatise on the ecclesiastical calendar, in verse: beg. 'Filius esto Dei'.
  2. Fol. 3. 'Algorismus', an arithmetical treatise in verse, by Alexander de Villa Dei, here anonymous: beg. ' [H]ec algorismus ars presens dicitur'.
  3. Fol. 8v. 'Tractatus de planetis & eorum virtute' astrologicus: beg. 'Sciendum est quod si quis nascetur'.
  4. Fol. 11. 'De stellis caudatis secundum Ptholomeum', on comets: beg. 'Ptholomeus dixit quod stelle cum caudis'.


  • Creation: Written early in the 16th century


12 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

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Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. 4° D. 21 Jur, fols. 1-2]

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4° D. 21 Jur (now part of)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18144


Volume of miscellaneous early tracts

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 2783n

Custodial History

Manuscript 445 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The first two of the above treatises seem to be referred to at pp. 280 and 310 of the 1605 catalogue, and were probably then bound up with the Louvain edition of the Mensa philosophica (by Theobaldus Anguilbertus) and marked M. 5. 3 Art., which was probably sold as a duplicate when the Selden copy came in. They are now in a volume of miscellaneous early tracts, put together and bound about 1802-30.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/8 × 5 7/8 in.

Volume of miscellaneous early tracts
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom