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

MS. Digby 80

Summary Catalogue no.: 1681


Cicero, De senectute
Language(s): Latin
Cicero, De amicitia
Language(s): Latin
Cicero, Paradoxa
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 369, pl. XXXVI)


Pächt and Alexander ii. 369, pl. XXXVI:

Good border.

Good initials.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Naples or Rome (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

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 (1970).

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.