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

MS. Digby 146

Summary Catalogue no.: 1747


Aldhelm, De uirginitate (with Old English glosses)
Language(s): Latin with Old English glosses
Aldhelm, Epistola ad Ehfridum
Language(s): Latin
Passion of St. Edward king and martyr (later addition)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 26, pl. II)


Origin: 10th century, end; addition, 12th century, end - 13th century, beginning ; English, Abingdon

Provenance and Acquisition

Abingdon, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of St Mary the Virgin: 'Liber monasterii Abendonie quem Iohannes Clyff fecit ligari anno [[ ]]' (foot of fol. 1r, s. xv-xvi, remainder cut away by binding) (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Thomas Allen (1540?–1632), his mark '66' on fol. 1r. '4o 66' in Allen cat. Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) 'A.180' (fol. ii) (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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