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

MS. Digby 153

Summary Catalogue no.: 1754


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Diagrams. Fols. 102–37 written by fr. Johannes Bruyl . (Pächt and Alexander iii. 753)


Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Franciscan convent: "Iste liber constat fratri Iohanni Bruyl, de ordine Fratrum Minorum" (fol. 67r). "Per fratrem Iohannem Bruyl de custodia London. et de conventu Cant." (fol. 137r). "Iste liber est de communitate fratrum minorum Cantuarie de dono ffratris Iohannis Bruyl" (fol. 1* verso, clearly legible by u. v. light). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

"Istius libri Thomas Lucius ipsissimus possessor". A. Goodere. Thomas Allen (1540?--1632), 27 (A. 201). (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).


Last Substantive Revision

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