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

MS. Digby 220

Summary Catalogue no.: 1821


Arnoul of Provence, De ortu scientarum (abbreviation)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


By two hands. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 954):

Good borders.

Good initials.


Origin: 15th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: "L. E. ¶ [?]" (large flourished letters, followed by a sort of paragraph -- typical Windor style -- cf. particularly Bodley 141 (LC); on fol. ii verso. Rebound, but traces of chain mark show on the first leaf at foot about the middle. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Thomas Allen (MS. fo. 44). 'To M r E. Dyer' (fol. 188v). (MLGB3)

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). Decoration follows Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

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