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

MS. Digby 231

Summary Catalogue no.: 1832

Contents

Cicero, Orationes
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Humanistic script attributable to Piero Strozzi. (P&A ii. 289, pl. XXVI)

Decoration

By the same hand as Vienna, Nat. Bibl., Cod. 309, Francesco d'Antonio del Cherico (P&A ii. 289, pl. XXVI):

Fine historiated border.

Fine initials.

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Florence

Provenance and Acquisition

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 (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas 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.