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

MS. Digby 173

Summary Catalogue no.: 1774

Physical Description

Composite: A || B

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Salisbury, Wiltshire, Cathedral church of St Mary the Virgin; see removed from Sherborne in 1078: 'Liber ecclesie cathedralis Sarum, datus per dominum Petrum Fadir, nuper vicarium choralem in eadem.' (fol. 9v). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Th. Allen. Numbers 7 and A 65 at head of fol. 1r. (MLGB3)

Arch. Seld. B.26 fols. 35--94, and Digby 173 formed one volume, the primer also contains Fadir's name. (fol. 1r) 'prec. xiiis iiiid' above erasure (s. xv). Erased inscription at foot of fol. 1r. Signs of rust marks on fol. 9v. Pricks in both margins fols. 1--9. (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 173 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 173 – Part 2

Contents

Commentary on Ten Commandments.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning

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).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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