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

MS. Digby 178

Summary Catalogue no.: 1779

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–14, 88–115 || fols. 15–87

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 178 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Astronomical tables
Language(s): Latin
3.
Mathematical and astronomical texts
Language(s): Latin
4.
Euclid, Elementa (extracts)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

Provenance

Oxford, Oxfordshire, Merton College: (MLGB3: evidence from the style of script or illumination).

Writing in hand of Simon Bredon on fols. 9r--10v, 11v--13v, 13v--14r. (MLGB3)

Harley 625, Digby 178 fols. 1--14, 88--115 and probably Cotton Tib. B.ix fols. 1--4, 225--235, formed one volume given to Merton College by Simon Bredon (Powicke, no. 385): see A. G. Watson, BLR 9 (1976) 207--217. Fols. 1--14 have medieval foliation 230--239, 241--244; fol. 14 was pasted down; fols. 88--115 have medieval foliation 176--204. (MLGB3)

MS. Digby 178 – Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

Provenance

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Clare College (formerly University Hall, formerly Clare Hall): identification based on Leland's sighting of copies of Richard Wallingford and Simon Bredon at Clare Hall; they are adjacent entries in his select list and are adjacent here in the MS. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

John Dee (1527--1609), mathematician, astrologer, and antiquary.

Henry Savile of Banke (1568--1617)

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.