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

MS. Digby 104

Summary Catalogue no.: 1705

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–20 || B || C || D || E || F || G || H || I || J || K || L || M

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 21-60: Witham, Somerset, Charterhouse of Saint Mary the Virgin: "Liber domus beate Marie de Witham ordinis Carthusiensis ex dono magistri Iohannis Blacman" (fol. 21r), s. xv. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Fols. 169-174: Coventry, Warwickshire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Mary the Virgin: 'Hii sunt libri quos Iohannes de bruges monachus coventr' scripsit ad opus coventr' ecclesie, qui hos ab ecclesia sine consensu conventus alienaverit anathema sit' (fol. 171); fols. 169, 170 are in the hand of Bodley, MS. Auct. F.5.23, fols. 111-166 (q.v.), ie J. de Bruges / Bruches; there are entries for grants of land to Coventry. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

Thomas Allen 23 (A 87). (MLGB3)

Parts of this volume, made up of many books, came from Coventry, q.v. (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 104 – Part 1

Contents

Robert Grosseteste (?), De anima
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Penwork.

History

Origin: 13th century, middle ; English

MS. Digby 104 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Geoffrey of Vinsauf, Poetria noua
Language(s): Latin
2.
Alanus de Insulis, Anticlaudianus
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning

MS. Digby 104 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Alexander de Villa Dei, Massa compoti
Language(s): Latin
2.
Alexander de Villa Dei, Algorismus
Language(s): Latin
3.
Arithmetical text
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Digby 104 – Part 4

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning

MS. Digby 104 – Part 5

Contents

1.
Text on geometry
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 104 – Part 6

Contents

1.
Astrological treatises
Language(s): Latin
2.
Treatise on geomancy
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Digby 104 – Part 7

Contents

Adam Marsh, Letter (ep. 147, to Sewall archbishop of York )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 104 – Part 8

Contents

1.
Walter Burley, De potentiis anime
Language(s): Latin
2.
Astrological and mathematical notes
Language(s): Latin
3.
Robert Grosseteste, De luce
Language(s): Latin
4.
Robert Grosseteste, De colore
Language(s): Latin
5.
Robert Grosseteste, De iride
Language(s): Latin
6.
Aristotle, De coloribus
Language(s): Latin
7.
Averroes, Commentary on Aristotle, Parua naturalia (De sensu et sensato, De memoria, De somno et uigili)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Digby 104 – Part 9

Contents

1.
Bernard de Gordon, De gradibus
Language(s): Latin
2.
Bernard de Gordon, De ingenio sanitatis
Language(s): Latin
3.
Bernard de Gordon, Liber prognosticorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Digby 104 – Part 10

Contents

1.
Poems
Language(s): Latin
4.
Augustine, Sermo 37
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning

MS. Digby 104 – Part 11

Contents

1.
John of Garland, Integumenta Ouidii
Language(s): Latin
2.
Commentary on Evrard de Bethune, Graecismus (part)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning

MS. Digby 104 – Part 12

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century ; English, Coventry

MS. Digby 104 – Part 13

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Last Substantive Revision

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