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

MS. Digby 20

Summary Catalogue no.: 1621

Physical Description

Composite: A || B || fols. 169-227

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603-1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 20 - Part 1

Contents

2.
Arzachel , Canons
Language(s): Latin
3.
Astronomical texts.
Language(s): Latin
4.
Arzachel , Lectiones tabularum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, second half

MS. Digby 20 - Part 2

Contents

1.
Defensor , Liber scintillarum (xvii.28 - end)
Language(s): Latin
2.
Theological and pastoral texts
Language(s): Latin and French
4.
Gregory the Great , De cura pastorali (extracts)
Language(s): Latin
7.
Letters relating to the election of John de Hertford as abbot of St Albans, 1235
Language(s): Latin
9.
Edmund Rich , Miroir de seinte eglise
Language(s): French
10.
William de Montibus , Speculum poenitentiale (incomplete)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, middle and 13th century, third quarter ; English

MS. Digby 20 - Part 3

Contents

2.
Bede , Life of Cuthbert
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine historiated initial. By the same artist and scribe as Glasgow University Library, MS. Hunter 100, Durham Cathedral Library, MS B. IV part C, and Oxford, University College MS 165. (P&A iii. 72, pl. VII)

History

Origin: 12th century, beginning ; English, Durham

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