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B. N. 4: Medica including Bernard de Gordon, Ps.-Boethius, Horace, and Gerland, c. 1164-1168, 13th-14th century

MS. Digby 56
Held at the Weston Library

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  • Creation: c. 1164-1168, 13th-14th century


219 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Digby 56

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 1657

Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars nona codices a viro clarissimo Kenelm Digby, Eq. Aur., anno 1634 donatos, complectens: adiecto indice nominum et rerum (Oxford, 1883, reprinted with corrigenda and very extensive addenda by R.W. Hunt and A.G. Watson, Oxford, 1999), no. 56

Custodial History

Manuscript 1587 acquired by the Bodleian Library (203). Belonged in whole or in part to Thomas Allen of Gloucester Hall.

The calendar at fol. 156 'was clearly written in an Augustinian house in Wales or the border counties', note in the official Catalogue). [Cadoc is suggestive of the Monmouthshire region. The Paschal cycle on f. 162v was apparently written between the Easters of 1132 and 1133. In 9. the 'rejected' leaves are not part of the same gathering with those which precede. On f. 155v a head is drawn with a dry point. Under 11. read Vichtredum. E. W. B. N.]

Repository Details

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