The Arithmetic of Boethius, Written in the 12th century in England
MS. Savile 20
The Arithmetic of Boethius, as in Migne, Patr. Lat., tom. lxiii, col. 1079, beg. 'In dandis accipiendisque muneribus'. On the inner covers are pasted two leaves from a 13th-cent. Latin bible (Zach. v. 8-Agg. ii. 8). A hand of the later 13th cent. has added a table of chapters to the first book (fol. 2).
- Written in the 12th century in England
Language of Materials
MS. Savile 20
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. 6566
This volume belonged, as MSS. Savile 14, 18-19, to the Franciscans of Doncaster: 'Iste liber pertinet fratribus minoribus Doncastrie' (inner front cover, late 14th cent.). In the late 16th cent. it was in the possession of Anthony Morton (ib., and fols. 18v, 29). A partially erased inscription on fol. 1 reads '... [Joannis Dee de dono] Christophori Saxton [Chronographi Angliae] A° 1597. Martij 13° ... Manecestriae: in Com. Lancastriae'. Somewhat later it was owned by Roger Burton (fol. 1).
On parchment, binding, white leather on bevelled boards with two brass clasps
9 4/5 × 6 1/5 in.