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MS. Digby 174

Summary Catalogue no.: 1775

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–74 || B || C (a sub-group of six(?) booklets) || D || E || F || G

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul): 'Liber Iohannis de Lond[oniis] de librario Sancti Augustini Cant.' (fol. v verso), s. xiv in. 'dist. xi. g. i' (fol. v verso). 'quaterni Johannis de Lond' cum monoculo.' [with picture] (fol. 99r). (Flyleaf from continental MS. s. x in.) (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

John Dee (1527--1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary; part of contents list in his hand. Thomas Allen (1540?--1632), "147". (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 174 – Part 1

Contents

Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae (with gloss)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Pächt and Alexander iii. 281; and 457, pl. XLI:

Historiated diagram added c. 1200.

Good miniature on f. 11 added c. 1270–1290.

History

Origin: 12th century, first half ; English

MS. Digby 174 – Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century ; English

MS. Digby 174 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Euclid, Elementa (Latin tr.)
Language(s): Latin
2.
Ahmed ibn Yusuf, De similibus arcubus
Language(s): Latin
3.
Mathematical treatises
Language(s): Latin
6.
Euclid, Catoptrica (Latin tr.)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, first half to late ; English

MS. Digby 174 – Part 4

Contents

Treatises on proportions.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

MS. Digby 174 – Part 5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century ; English

MS. Digby 174 – Part 6

Contents

Treatise on logic.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; English

MS. Digby 174 – Part 7

Contents

Sermon notes
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

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.