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MS. Digby 112

Summary Catalogue no.: 1713

Physical Description

Composite: two parts

Decoration

Good initial. Contents suggest Winchester. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 118)

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Winchester, Hampshire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Peter, St Paul, and St Swithun: 'Liber proverbiorum domini G. prioris incipit'; cf. the other two MSS. of the E. group of MSS. which begins 'Incipit prefatio Godefridi prioris ecclesie sancti Swithuni in sequens opus'. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 112 – Part 1

Contents

Lives of Saints.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, first half ; English, Winchester (?)

MS. Digby 112 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Lives of Saints
Language(s): Latin
2.
Godfrey of Winchester, Liber prouerbiorum
Language(s): Latin
4.
Poems
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, first half ; English, Winchester (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Bodleian Library Quarto Catalogues IX: Digby Manuscripts, repr. with addenda by R. W. Hunt and A. G. Watson, 1999). Decoration follows Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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