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MS. Bywater 1

 

 

 

 

Author:

Diogenes Laertius

Title:

Vitae philosophorum, in the translation of Ambrogio Traversari

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent., third quarter

Provenance:

Perhaps T. Thorpe, Catalogue, Part 1, 1821, item 4068 ('Diogenis Laertii Vitæ, Sententiæ, &c. Philosophorum, Vers. Lat. ON PAPER, Sæc. XVI. large folio, leaves uncut'), priced 15s; Howel Wills of Florence: with his label pasted to the upper left corner of the upper pastedown; his sale, Sotheby's, 11 July 1894 and five days following, lot 1169, bought by Quaritch for £1 13s.

 

 

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MS. Bywater 2

 

 

 

 

Author:

Diogenes Laertius

Title:

Vitae philosophorum, in the translation of Ambrogio Traversari

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Urbino

Date:

1452

Provenance:

Scribal colophon signed RAI RAM (?); Arms of Guidetti of Florence; Walter Sneyd, Florence, 1832, his sale, Sotheby's 17 Dec. 1903 and three following days, lot 253, bought by Leighton for £2 15s.

 

 

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O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2, Oxford, 1970, no. 951; Sotheby's 17 Dec. 1903 lot 253; A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries, Oxford, 1984, I, no. 141; II, pl. 486 (fol. 29r)

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MS. Bywater 3

 

 

 

 

Author:

Diogenes Laertius

Title:

Vitae philosophorum, in the translation of Ambrogio Traversari

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Urbino

Date:

15th cent., second half

Provenance:

'W.B. | Jo. Savage' (17th-cent.); 'F.R. | 1829'; Selden priced catalogue cutting, March 1914, item 196, £5

 

 

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MS. Bywater 5

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Philosophical treatises

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Germany

Date:

Mid-15th cent.

Provenance:

 

 

 

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MS. Bywater 10

 

 

 

 

Author:

Andrea Biglia of Milan

Title:

Translaton of Aristotle, De anima

Language:

Latin

Origin:

North(?) Italy Siena(?)

Date:

15th cent., second quarter

Provenance:

'g 54 L [or f ??] 135'; seen in San Marco, Milan, by 1745; 'Schiepati 179' (18/19th cent.); Guglielmo Libri, his sale Sotheby's 28 March 1859, lot 78, bought by Thomas for £4 15s.; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 16240; Quaritch list 164, 1896, no. 16

 

 

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Quaritch list 164, 1896, no. 16; R. W. Hunt, 'List of the Phillipps Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library', Bodleian Library Record, 6, no. 1, Oct. 1957, 348-69, at p. 361; O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2, Oxford, 1970, no. 793, pl. LXXIV

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MS. Bywater 12

 

 

 

 

Author:

Walter Burley; Ps.-Seneca

Title:

De vita et moribus philosophorum; De remediis fortuitorum

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent.

Provenance:

 

 

 

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MS. Bywater 16

 

 

 

 

Author:

Georgius Hermonymus

Title:

Translation of works by Georgius Scholarius (Gennadius)

Language:

Latin

Origin:

 

Date:

15th cent., after 1482; c. 1490

Provenance:

Dedication copy to Philip the Handsome, Archduke of Austria, with his arms and motto 'Qui vouldra'; Ashburnham-Barrois sale, 1901; Tregaskis (cutting, item 667)

 

 

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O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1, Oxford, 1966 (repr. with corrections, 1969), no. 364, pl. XXVIII

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MS. Bywater 17

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Collection of Moral Sayings

Language:

Latin

Origin:

France / Italy

Date:

15th - 16th cent.

Provenance:

Remains of number on paper spine label

 

 

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Summary catalogue of post-medieval western manuscripts, no. 37957

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MS. Bywater 37

 

 

 

 

Author:

Nicolaus Sagundinus

Title:

Six MSS. bound together

Language:

Latin, Italian

Origin:

Italy Venice; Verona; Padua

Date:

1460, 1536-40, 1551-64, etc.

Provenance:

Jacopo Soranzo (d. 1761); M. L. Canonici, with pressmark on spine & paper insert; Walter Sneyd, with bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's, 16 Dec. 1903 and three following days, lot 708, bought by Dobell for £1 7s.; Dobell, 1904 (cutting)

 

 

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O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2, nos. 637, pl. LXI (fols. 30-60); no. 1008 (fols. 245-323); Sotheby's, 19 Dec. 1903, lot 708

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MS. Bywater 38

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Miscellaneous humanist translations and texts

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Florence(?)

Date:

15th cent., 1414 (fols. 2-27, 63-64)

Provenance:

Francesco Barbaro, procurator of S. Marco, 15th cent.; Giambatista Recanati; M. L. Canonici; Walter Sneyd, his sale, Sotheby's 16 Dec. 1903 and three following days, lot 77, bought by J. Barnard for 1 shilling

 

 

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Sotheby's 16 Dec. 1903, lot 77; A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries, Oxford, 1984, I, no. 142 (fols. 2-27, 63-64), II, 270 (fol. 63)

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MS. Bywater adds. 1

 

 

 

 

Author:

Cicero

Title:

De oratore

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Florence

Date:

1441

Provenance:

Signed and dated by the scribe, Jacopo da Udine; given to the Bodleian by Miss Robin Tomkinson, 1984

 

 

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MS. Bywater adds. 2

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Cistercian Missal

Language:

Latin

Origin:

France Paris(?)

Date:

Early 13th cent.

Provenance:

Cistercian Abbey of Pontigny; Joseph-Felix Allard; Rt. Hon. William Amherst Thyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney (1835-1909); 'Robin' Tomkinson (1916-86), given by her to the Bodleian.

 

 

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Monique Peyrafort and Patricia Stirnemann, Annotatio librorum Pontiacensium (Paris?, forthcoming).

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