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


Fine historiated border and initials. By the same hand as Vienna, Nat. Bibl., Cod. 309, Francesco d'Antonio del Cherico. Humanistic script attributable to Piero Strozzi. (P&A ii. 289, pl. XXVI)


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 P├Ącht and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations 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.'