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

MS. Digby 41

Summary Catalogue no.: 1642

Physical Description

Composite: A || B || fols. 57–90 || D || E

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 91, 91*, 92, 101: Durham, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Cuthbert: (MLGB3: evidence from marginalia, sometimes distinctive of a particular house or known scribe).

Bodleian, Digby 41 fols. 91, 91*, 92, 101 was part of Harley 1924, q. v. Notes by T. Gascoigne. (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 41 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Medical recipes
Language(s): Latin
2.
Friar Daw's Reply
Language(s): English
3.
Jack Upland's Rejoinder
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Digby 41 – Part 2

Contents

Alanus de Insulis, Anticlaudianus
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, end ; English

MS. Digby 41 – Part 3

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine penwork borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 677)

History

Origin: 14th century, end (after 1387) ; English

MS. Digby 41 – Part 4

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century - 14th century (?) ; English

MS. Digby 41 – Part 5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Digby 41 – Part 6

Contents

Fulgentius (fragment, belongs with MS. Digby 61 fols. 83ff.)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

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). Decoration follows Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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