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

MS. Savile 20

Summary Catalogue no.: 6566


Boethius, Arithmetica
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good diagrams.

Good initials. (P├Ącht and Alexander iii. 122)


White leather on bevelled boards with two brass clasps.


Origin: 12th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Doncaster, Yorkshire, Franciscan convent: "Iste liber pertinet fratribus minoribus Doncastrie" (on pastedown), s. xv. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Anthony Morton (s. xvi). Given to Dr John Dee by Christopher Saxton, 1597. Roger Beston (s. xvi). (MLGB3)

Medieval binding. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.