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MS. Digby 63

Summary Catalogue no.: 1664

Contents

Language(s): Latin with Old English

2.
Computistical texts (including extracts from Bede , Ps.-Bede )

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Written by Raegenboldus sacerdos [de Wentonia - c. 1000 over erasure]. Evidence for date 867–92 in tables on fols. 8v, 20v. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 16, pl. I)

Decoration

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 16, pl. I)

History

Origin: 9th century, second half (between 867 and 892) ; English, North (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Winchester, Hampshire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Peter, St Paul, and St Swithun (?) : "Rӕgenboldus sacerdos de wentonia scripsit istum libellum ..." (fol. 71r); "de wentonia" is on erasure. North Country Calendar with Winchester additions of s. xi (bp. Elphege, Swithun, Trans. of Swithun). (MLGB3: evidence from liturgical detail and from contents).

Old English marginalia on fols. 9r, 25r, 41r.

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 Pächt and Alexander (1973).

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Bibliography

    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 419
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 127

Last Substantive Revision

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