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

MS. Digby 72

Summary Catalogue no.: 1673


Astrological texts and tables
Language(s): Latin
Zahel, Introductorius
Language(s): Latin
Zahel, Quinquaginta praecepta
Language(s): Latin
Albumasar, Electiones planetarum
Language(s): Latin
Geoffrey Chaucer, Astrolabe
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Origin: 14th century and 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dominican convent (?) : 'Universis et singulis Christi fidelibus presentes litteras inspecturis Iohannes Hylsey prior ordinis fratrum predicatorum Bristolie salutem' (fol. 4v, otherwise blank except for scribbles). He was prior in 1533 (BRUO 1540, 289–90). (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Thomas Allen (1540?--1632). 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.