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Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 30208
Summary of contents A collection of medical receipts, prayers in case of illness, and charms or incantations, chiefly in English, sometimes in Latin.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 16th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 759

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 3
Summary Catalogue no. 30210
Summary of contents A Private manual of practical devotion for a monk.
Language Latin
Origin French (?)
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 759

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 6
Summary Catalogue no. 27790
Summary of contents Meditations based upon Augustine's Soliloquia. Bonaventure, Lignum vitae.
Language French
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 356
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 357

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 15
Summary Catalogue no. 28938
Summary of contents Two Summae on the virtues and vices.
Language Latin
Origin Netherlandish (?)
Date 14th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 530

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 17
Summary Catalogue no. 28967
Summary of contents Manual of astrology, Tables, etc.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Good miniatures. (P&A iii. 800)
fol. 1v
Type miniature
Subject Signs of Zodiac.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 535
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 5
1988
Irma Taavitsainen, Middle English lunaries: a study of the genre, Helsinki: Société Néophilogique, 1988, pp. 44, 83, 138, 150
1987
Irma Taavitsainen, 'The identification of Middle English lunary Mss.', Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 88 ( 1987), pp. 18-26, at p. 26

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 54
Summary Catalogue no. 24723
Summary of contents Horace, Odes, Carmen saeculare, Epodes.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Siena
Date 1454
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. Written in humanistic script by Laurentius, son of Petrinus Bellanti. (P&A ii. 264, pl. XXIV)
fol. 2r
Type initial M
Subject Gold initial with white-stem decoration on multicoloured ground.
Type border, upper, right and lower margins
Subject White-stem decoration on multicoloured ground. In lower margin two winged putti support the coat of arms of Bellanti of Siena.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 53
Manuscript image fol. 2r Gold initial 'M' decorated with white-stem interlace on multicoloured ground which continues into a border on three sides. In lower border, two putti supporting arms.

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 55
Summary Catalogue no. 28995
Summary of contents Propertius, Elegies.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Lombardy
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A ii. 711)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 538
Bibliography
1994
Exh. Cat., The painted page: Italian Renaissance book illumination 1450-1550, ed. J. J. G. Alexander [Royal Academy of Arts, London, and The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1994-5], London & New York 1994, p. 126

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 59
Summary Catalogue no. 30216
Summary of contents Onosander, De optimo imperatore, tr. Nicolaus Sagundinus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice
Date 1457-62
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniature (drawing) with framing ornament perhaps added. Fine initial (faceted capital). (P&A ii. 494, pl. XLVII)
fol. iv verso
Type drawing
Subject Frontispiece with arms of Pasquale Malipiero, doge of Venice, framed with floral ornaments, perhaps added.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 760
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 761
Manuscript image fol. 1v Text page with 7-line initial 'E' in brown with blue decoration on black ground.

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 60
Summary Catalogue no. 29179
Summary of contents Medical texts.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 578
Manuscript image fol. 127r
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 6

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 62
Summary Catalogue no. 29181
Summary of contents Cistercian Ordinations (Diffinitiones) from the institution of the order to 1288.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1288-1300
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 579

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 65
Summary Catalogue no. 29272
Composite parts A-H
Summary of contents Theological texts.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 13th century, late to 14th century, early
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 597
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 598
Bibliography
1994
Emil J. Polak, Medieval and Renaissance letter treatises and form letters: a census of manuscripts found in part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America (Davis Medieval Texts and Studies, 9), Leiden, etc.: E. J. Brill, 1994, p. 360

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Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 66
Summary Catalogue no. 29273
Summary of contents Religious pieces.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 598
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 7

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 103
Summary Catalogue no. 29422
Summary of contents Henricus de Hassia, Speculum anime.
Language Latin
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 618

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 107
Summary Catalogue no. 29560
Summary of contents Robert Grosseteste, Château d'amour (English translation).
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second quarter (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 642
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 8
1990
Derek Pearsall, ed., Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, p. 42

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 110
Summary Catalogue no. 29626
Summary of contents Apicius, De re coquinaria.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Naples or Rome (?)
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border (unfinished), initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 371)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 660
Manuscript image fol. iv recto Epitaphium Apicii.

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 111
Summary Catalogue no. 29627
Summary of contents Persius, Satires.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 426)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 661

Shelfmark MS. Add. B. 119
Summary Catalogue no. 29635
Summary of contents Sedulius, Carmen paschale; Epistola ad Macedonium; Hymn 'Cantemus Domino'.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 661
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 662


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