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

MS. Digby 4

Summary Catalogue no.: 1605

Physical Description

Composite

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church: "Tractatus super canonem misse ‘Thome de Stureya’" (fol. iv recto). (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription consisting of a title or, when a pressmark, a personal name in the genitive case).

Thomas Allen (1540?--1632) (A 127). Richard Latewann (s. xvii 2 ). (MLGB3)

London, BL, Cotton Galba A.xix and Oxford, Bodl., Digby 4 formed one volume. See N. R. Ker in Medium Ӕvum 5, at. p. 117. (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 4 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 4 – Part 2

Contents

Poems. (by Walter of Châtillon and others)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 4 – Part 3

Contents

Theological notes.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 4 – Part 4

Contents

Macer, De uiribus herbarum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century

MS. Digby 4 – Part 5

Contents

1.
Poema morale.
Language(s): English
2.
Poems
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

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).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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