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MS. Digby 179

Summary Catalogue no.: 1780


Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (with the commentary of Haly ibn Ridwan, both in the Latin translation by Aegidius de Tebaldis)
Language(s): Latin
Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli. Text added by Simon Bredon in the margins of item 1)
Language(s): Latin
Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (Latin translation by William of Moerbeke; ed. from this MS. by Gudrun Vuillemin-Diem and Carlos Steel, eds., with the assistance of Pieter De Leemans. Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos in the Translation of William of Moerbeke: Claudii Ptolemaei Liber Iudicialium, Leuven University Press, 2015)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Oxford, Oxfordshire, Merton College: Marginalia in hand of Simon Bredon. A copy of the work was in his bequest to Merton (Powicke, Books of Merton, no. 383, pp. 84, 142) but since 2 o folio is not cited there the identification is uncertain. (MLGB3: evidence from the style of script or illumination).

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).


Last Substantive Revision

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