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

MS. Digby 77

Summary Catalogue no.: 1678

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–82 || B || C || D

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 83-108: Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul): Identified in the Catalogue by second folio. Inscription for John of London (fl. c. 1290--1330), monk of the abbey, and his notes throughout. Notes also by Clement of Canterbury. The manuscript was once together with Dublin, Trinity College, 514. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Trinity College 514 and Oxford, Bodl. MS Digby 77 fols. 83-108 were once part of the same manuscript. (MLGB3)

Fols. 109-149: Meaux, Yorkshire, Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin: "Wilflete vult quod iste liber tradatur abbatie de Meios in Holdernes, quia emit eum ab uno monacho eiusdem domus pro viii s. et dubitat utrum monachus habuit potestatem vendendi. Volo etiam quod habeant Thomam de vitutibus [recte: virtutibus] theologie quem emit ab eodem pro iii s. iiii d." (fol. 147v), s. xv. A William Wilflete was master of Clare Hall 1448-1455. (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Merton College, Oxford: fols. 150–97 were formerly part of Merton College MS. 251. Seen by Bale at Merton. 'quod Wyke' on fols. 153r, 191v as in Merton Coll. 251, fol. 157r. (MLGB3)

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665.

Donated by him to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 77 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Roger Bacon, Perspectiva
Language(s): Latin
2.
Commentary on Ps.-Aristotle, Problemata (attributed here to Peter of Abano but differing from other manuscripts of his text)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Pächt and Alexander iii. 745:

Initials.

Diagrams.

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

MS. Digby 77 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Theological texts.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century - 14th century ; English

MS. Digby 77 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Peter of Limoges, Oculus moralis
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Digby 77 – Part 4

Contents

1.
Theological text
Language(s): Latin
3.
Franciscus Maronis, Formalitates
Language(s): Latin
4.
Richard Lavenham, De decem generibus (fragment)
Language(s): Latin
5.
Walter Burley, Notabilia de logicis (four tracts)
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.