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The Arithmetic of Boethius, Written in the 12th century in England

MS. Savile 20

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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


64 Leaves

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

Custodial History

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).

Labelled '20'

Physical Facet

On parchment, binding, white leather on bevelled boards with two brass clasps


9 4/5 × 6 1/5 in.

Repository Details

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