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

MS. Digby 180

Summary Catalogue no.: 1781

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-29 || B || C || D

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603-1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 180 - Part 1

Contents

Thomas of Siena , Life of St. Catherine of Siena (abbreviated)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Decoration

Good historiated initial, attributed by C. Huter to Cristoforo Cortese. Belongs to a group of MSS. of the life of St. Catherine with the same iconography. (P&A ii. 444)

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning (c. 1410-20) ; Italian, Venice

MS. Digby 180 - Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Digby 180 - Part 3

Contents

Life of St. Jerome
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century ; Italian

MS. Digby 180 - Part 4

Contents

Alchemical treatise
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century ; French

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 (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.'