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

MS. Digby 56

Summary Catalogue no.: 1657

Physical Description

Composite: A || B || fols. 156–219

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 56 – Part 1

Contents

Bernard de Gordon, works
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Digby 56 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Biblical commentary in verse
Language(s): Latin
2.
Ps.-Boethius, De disciplina scholarium
Language(s): Latin
3.
Horace, Ars poetica
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

MS. Digby 56 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Calendar and computistical tables.
Language(s): Latin
2.
Gerland, Compotus (with commentary)
Language(s): Latin
3.
Treatises on compotus
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

P&A iii. 166:

Good diagrams (some historiated).

Good initials.

History

Origin: c. 1164–1168 (?) ; 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image 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.