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 by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on 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) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography