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

MS. Digby 231

Summary Catalogue no.: 1832


Cicero, Orationes
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Humanistic script attributable to Piero Strozzi. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 289, pl. XXVI)


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

Fine historiated border.

Fine initials.


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.