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Checklist of medieval manuscripts acquired since 1916:
MSS. Lat. class.



(For MSS. Lat. class. acquired before 1916 see the Summary Catalogue.)




Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. b. 3

 

 

 

 

Author:

Macrobius

Title:

Saturnalia, one bifolium

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

12th - 13th cent.

Provenance:

 

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. c. 2

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Guardbook

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England, France, Spain, Italy

Date:

10th - 14th centuries

Provenance:

 

 

 

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No

 

 

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Summary Catalogue, no. 30551, with later additions


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. c. 7

 

 

 

 

Author:

Cicero

Title:

Letters

Language:

Latin

Origin:

North-east Italy Ferrara(?)

Date:

15th cent., first half

Provenance:

Ownership inscription of Giovanni Aurispa: 'Hic est mei Iohannis liber Aurispe'; Hopetoun Library (bookplate with shelfmark); John Adrian Louis Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun and 1st Marquis of Linlithgow (1869-1908), his sale at Sotheby's, 25 Feb. 1889 and three following days, lot 518, bought by Ridler for £1 5s.; Henry White, F.S.A. (d. 1900), his sale, Sotheby's 21 April 1902 and ten following days, lot 513, bought by Cockerell for £2 10s. (on behalf of?) C. M. Firth, bequeathed by him to the Bodleian Library

 

 

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Yes

 

 

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The Survival of Ancient Literature, (Exh. cat.), Bodleian Library, 1975, no. 145, pl. XXV(b) (fol. 70r)


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. c. 9

 

 

 

 

Author:

Benvenuto da Imola

Title:

Recollectae Bucolicorum & Georgicorum Virgilii

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent., first half

Provenance:

'F.S.G.M.' across the bottom of the pages; bought from Maggs, 1938, cat. 666, item. 164, £20

 

 

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Yes

 

 

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Bodleian Library Record, 1, no. 3, Feb. 1939, 53


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. c. 11

 

 

 

 

Author:

Claudian

Title:

In Rufinum

Language:

Latin

Origin:

France (?)

Date:

13th cent., last quarter

Provenance:

Theodore Poelman (or Pulman), 16th cent.; Thomas Thorpe, Catalogue of upwards of 1400 MSS..., 1836, no. 282; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 8775; Sotheby's 28 Nov. 1967, lot 100

 

 

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Yes

 

 

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Sotheby's 28 Nov. 1967, lot 100


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. c. 12

 

 

 

 

Author:

Claudian

Title:

De raptu Proserpinae, with commentary

Language:

Latin

Origin:

France (?)

Date:

13th cent., last quarter

Provenance:

Theodore Poelman (or Pulman), 16th cent.; Thomas Thorpe, Catalogue of upwards of 1400 MSS..., 1836, no. 283; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 8776; Sotheby's 28 Nov. 1967, lot 100

 

 

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Yes

 

 

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Sotheby's 28 Nov. 1967, lot 100


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. c. 14

 

 

 

 

Author:

Valerius Maximus

Title:

Excepta

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent.(?)

Provenance:

Bought by the Bodleian from Sibrium, Libi e manoscritti, Milan, in 1980

 

 

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No

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. c. 15 (P)

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Authentication by the scribe Egnatius(?)

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Ravenna(?)

Date:

6th / 7th cent.

Provenance:

 

 

 

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No

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 26

 

 

 

 

Author:

Ps.-Cicero

Title:

Rhetorica ad Herennium

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Cingulo, prov. Macerata

Date:

1468

Provenance:

Written by Pierus Martini Servantii de S. Severino, 1486; G. Libri, his sale, 1859, lot 257; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 23621; inscribed on the back pastedown 'T[homas] F[itzroy] F[enwick] | Xd 1891'; Phillipps sale at Sotheby's, 21 March 1895 and four following days, lot 177, bought by Tregaskis for £2 15s.; Richard Hancock (bookplate); E. P. Goldschmidt, with his pencil inscriptions and stock no. '#9890', his cat. XV, no. 9; bought by the Bodleian in 1928

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries, Oxford, 1984, I, no. 536, II, pl. 673 (fol. 20r)


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 27

 

 

 

 

Author:

(i) Leonardo Bruni; (ii) Poggio Bracciolini

Title:

(i) De bello Italico adversus Gothos; (ii) De nobilitate, imperfect

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Bologna(?)

Date:

15th cent., third quarter

Provenance:

Defaced arms on fol. 1r; bequeathed by C. M. Firth, 1931

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2, Oxford, 1970, no. 666, pl. LXIV


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 28

 

 

 

 

Author:

Cicero

Title:

Speeches

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent., before 1449

Provenance:

Given by Prof. A. C. Clark, 1935

 

 

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Yes

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 35

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Translations of Aristotle

Language:

Latin

Origin:

South France / Spain (?)

Date:

13th - 14th cent.

Provenance:

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 16238

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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Aristoteles latinus, pars posterior, Cambridge, 1955, 1251, no. 1916


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 36

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Commentary on Rhetorica ad Herennium

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

14th cent.

Provenance:

? Dominican Convent of SS. Giovanni e Paulo, Venice; Baron C. A. Cosson, bought in Italy in 1876; Sotheby's 27 March 1950, lot 31 (cf. lots 29-33)

 

 

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Yes

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 37

 

 

 

 

Author:

Cicero

Title:

De oratore, Orator, De optimo genere oratorum

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Florence (fols. 1-37)

Date:

1413 (n.s.), and additions after 1421

Provenance:

18th cent. note on fol. 1 & spine; bought at Sotheby's, 6 Dec. 1954, lot 23

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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Notable Accessions: Guide to an Exhibition Held in 1958, Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1958, no. 16, pl. IV

O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2, Oxford, 1970, no. 210, pl. XIX

A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries, Oxford, 1984, I, no. 537 (fols. 1-37), II, pl. 267 (fol. 4r)


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 38

 

 

 

 

Author:

Aelianus

Title:

De instruendis aciebus, in the translation by Theodore Gaza

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

c. 1455

Provenance:

Arms of King Alfonso V of Aragon, I of Naples, inventory 'D' of the Naples library, no. L. 560; Henry Stuart, Cardinal of York (d. 1807); later owners: see de Marinis, 1952, II, 3

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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Bodleian Library Record, 5, no. 6, Oct. 1956, 332

O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2, Oxford, 1970, no. 365, pl. XXXV


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 39

 

 

 

 

Author:

(i) Suetonius; (ii) Einhard

Title:

(i) De vita Caesarum; (ii) Vita Karoli Magni; et al.

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

Mid-12th cent.

Provenance:

Dominican Convent, Northampton; John Gunthorp (d. 1498), with his acquisition notes and annotations; bequeathed by Gunthorp to Thomas Cornysh (d. 1513), fellow of Oriel College, to whom he gave it; 16th/17th-cent. signature of Thomas Tonkys; Sion College, by 1697, with the early shelfmark 'A. 35' (fol. 1r), later re-referenced as Arc. L. 40. 2 / L. 21; Sotheby's 13 June 1977, lot 70, bought by Quaritch for the Bodleian

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

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N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, I, Oxford, 1969, 278-9

Sotheby's 13 June 1977, lot 70, with pl. (fol. 1r)


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. d. 42

 

 

 

 

Author:

Valerius maximus

Title:

Memorable sayings and deeds

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy, North-east(?)

Date:

15th century, second half, before 1480

Provenance:

The parent volume was sold by the estate of Maestro Zacharia in Venice, 12 June 1479, to Maestro Vincenzo de Aquila, whose heirs gave it to Fra Gabriele da Padova; by the 17th century it was in the library of Diego de Colmenares; and sold by Sotheby's three times during the 20th century: first at the Mostyn sale (13 July 1920, lot 124); subsequently as the property of J. T. Adams (7 December 1931, lot 227); and again on 23 April 1934, lot 38; these leaves were bought at Sotheby's, 26 November 1985, part of lot 81.

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

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MS. Lat. class. d. 42 Small | Medium | Large

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 29

 

 

 

 

Author:

Johannes Jocundus (Giocondo) of Verona

Title:

Collection of inscriptions

Language:

Latin, Greek

Origin:

Italy Milan(?)

Date:

Late 15th cent., 1498 (fols. 17-224)

Provenance:

Library of the Theatines at S. Paolo in Naples; Federico Patetta (1867-1945), Profesor of the History of Law at the University of Turin, MS. 40; bought from E. P. Goldschmidt, cat. XV, no 16, 1928

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries, Oxford, 1984, I, no. 541 (fols. 17-224), II, pl. 800 (fol. 20v)


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 30

 

 

 

 

Author:

Juvenal

Title:

Satires

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent.

Provenance:

Two coats of arms; bequeathed by C. M. Firth, 1931

 

 

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Yes

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 31

 

 

 

 

Author:

Horace

Title:

Opera

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent.

Provenance:

'M. Giovanni Guadagni', 16th cent.; 'Al Magco m. Lorenzo Diozmiò', 16th cent.; bequeathed by C. M. Firth, 1931

 

 

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Yes

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 42

 

 

 

 

Author:

Cicero

Title:

De amicitia, De senectute, Paradoxa

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent.

Provenance:

Lord Vernon of Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, his sale, Sotheby's 10 June 1918 and two following days, lot 140, bought by Stewart Cr(???), for £1; bought 1957

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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Sotheby's 10 June 1918, lot 140


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 47

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Part (foliated 245-284) of a school book

Language:

Latin

Origin:

North France (?)

Date:

13th cent., first half

Provenance:

Soranzo (?? foliated by him); ? Canonici; Walter Sneyd, his sale, Sotheby's 16 Dec. 1903 and three following days, lot 196, bought by Pench (or Peach??) for 18 shillings; W. W. Garrod; bought, 1961

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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Bodleian Library Record, 7, no. 4, Dec. 1964, 219-220

The Survival of Ancient Literature, (Exh. cat.), Bodleian Library, 1975, no. 139


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 48

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Miscellany

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England(?)

Date:

13th cent., first quarter

Provenance:

Thomas Brudenell and his wife Mary Tresham, 17th cent.; Sotheby's 12 Dec. 1966, lot 218

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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The Survival of Ancient Literature, (Exh. cat.), Bodleian Library, 1975, no. 135, with pl. of part of fol. iiir


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 50

 

 

 

 

Author:

(i) Cicero; (ii) Hyginus; et al.

Title:

(i) Somnium Scipionis, De fato, De universitate, etc.; (ii) Astronomica; et al.

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent., last quarter, c. 1487 ?

Provenance:

Dr. Charles Humberd; sold by Payne to Rev. Henry Drury in 1825; Drury sale 1827, lot 989; bought by Thorpe for Phillipps; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 3350; Phillipps sale, 1989 lot 668; sold to Quaritch; Quaritch catalogue 180, 1898, item 29, and Catalogue 211, 1902, item 169; Sotheby's 24 June 1907, lot 715, bought by Leighton for £4 4s.; J. & J. Leighton, Catalogue of Rare Books, Illuminated MSS. and Fine Bindings, Part XIV, CI.-CY., item 7539, re-offered in their Catalogue of Manuscripts, Mostly Illuminated Many in Fine Bindings (c. 1914?, not later than 1915) [Bod. 2593 e. 952/ii], item 67 (£7 7s.); Swann Gallery, NY, 11 Oct., 1979, lot 233, bought by Quaritch for the Bodleian

 

 

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No

 

 

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Sotheby's 24 June 1907, lot 715


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 51

 

 

 

 

Author:

(i) Ps.-Vergil; (ii) 'N. R. Philenus Talliacocianus'

Title:

(i) Priapeia; (ii) Cunnea; Altilis; Carmen de bello publicum

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy

Date:

15th cent.

Provenance:

'Phillipps MS | 6901' (fol. iiir); booklabel: 'FROM THE COLLECTION | OF E. P. JACOBSEN.'; ref no '24624' in pencil on lower pastedown; 'Stephen Gaselee | Magdalene College, | Cambridge.'; 'Bought of Rosenthal, December | 1938, for £10.'; 'Graham Pollard.'; unidentified priced bookseller's catalogue, item 28, at £22 10s., inscribed on upper pastedown '22/10/-', and with pricecode; bought by the Bodleian by private treaty in 1980

 

 

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No

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 52

 

 

 

 

Author:

Livy

Title:

Third Decade, imperfect (see also MS. Lat. class. e. 53)

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Naples?

Date:

c. 1450

Provenance:

Written by Giacomo Curlo of Genoa (attribution by A. C. de la Mare), who also wrote and signed MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 274; Otto Ege (on whom see Sotheby's 26 Nov. 1985, intoduction to lots 39 ff.); bought by the Bodleian through Quaritch at Sotheby's, 11 Dec. 1984, lot 51; other leaves from the same MS. were (i) bought from Quaritch, cat. 1036 (July 1984), item 5; and (ii) given by the Walter Clinton Jackson Library, University of North Carolina, April 1996

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

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Sotheby's 24 Jan. 1950, lot 461 and 11 Dec. 1984, lot 51


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. e. 53

 

 

 

 

Author:

Livy

Title:

Photocopies of dispersed leaves from MS. Lat. class. e. 52

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Naples(?)

Date:

 

Provenance:

See MS. Lat. class. e. 52

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

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See MS. Lat. class. e. 52


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Shelfmark:

MS. Lat. class. f. 6

 

 

 

 

Author:

Julius Solinus

Title:

Liber collectaneorum de mirabilibus mundi

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Ferrara

Date:

15th cent., third quarter

Provenance:

Henry Drury, his sale, Sotheby's 20 March 1827, lot 3921; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 6892; Ellis & Elvey, 1890; bought by C. M. Firth, and bequeathed to the Bodleian, 1931

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

Select Bibliography:

O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2, Oxford, 1970, no. 399



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