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

MS. Digby 81

Summary Catalogue no.: 1682

Physical Description

Composite: A || B || C || D || fols. 118–132 || F

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603–1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 81 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Digby 81 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Chronological table to 1256.
Language(s): Latin
2.
John of Stratford, Constitutiones (1347)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century

Provenance

Tavistock, Devon, Benedictine Abbey of St Mary the Virgin and St Rumon (?): a very scrappy series of chronological notes - accessions and deaths of kings and bishops, chiefly - ending 1256. The dates of the abbots of Tavistock are given. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

MS. Digby 81 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Somniale Danielis.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Digby 81 – Part 4

Contents

1.
Albertus Magnus, Speculum astronomiae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Digby 81 – Part 5

Contents

1.
Calendars.
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniatures and a coloured drawing. (Pächt and Alexander i. 770)

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; French, North-west

MS. Digby 81 – Part 6

Contents

1.
Easter tables.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 10th century, late - 11th century, first half (between 988 and 1006)

Provenance

Durham, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Cuthbert: At top of fol. 133r (s. xv): "·c·" and "splendement". (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

"Christopher Watson, Dunelmensis, 1573, etat. 27." (cf. Laud Misc. 207, Vesp. A.vi, Tit. A.ii). (MLGB3)

(fol. 134r) Hymnus Bedae de circulo magno (irrelevant). Mynors no. 24. (MLGB3)

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 (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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