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

MS. Digby 53

Summary Catalogue no.: 1654


Language(s): Latin with a little Anglo-Norman and Middle English

Babio (comedy in elegiacs)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Neums (see van Dijk 1957).


Origin: 12th century, end

Provenance and Acquisition

Bridlington, Yorkshire, Augustinian priory of St Mary the Virgin: 'Liber sancte Marie de Brydlyngton' (fol. 68v, s. xv). 'Hic iacet dominus Robertus Danby, prior huius loci qui obiit quinto die Nouembris anno domini M.CCCCC. septimo' (fol. 1r). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Thomas Allen (?1540–1632): '32', 'A.84'. Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665). (MLGB3)

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).


Last Substantive Revision

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