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Jacques Philippe D'Orville (1696-1751) was born at Amsterdam and educated at the University of Leyden. From 1730 to 1742 he was Professor of History, Eloquence and Greek at Amsterdam. His chief collections were made with a view to editing Theocritus and the Greek Anthology, and include medieval and later manuscripts, as well as collations in printed books, transcripts and notes. After D'Orville's death the collection passed to his son, was eventually transferred to London, passed to a grandson, was sold to J. Cleaver Banks, and finally was purchased from him almost intact by the Bodleian. The manuscripts arrived at the Bodleian in 1804. The printed books (without collations) had been sold in 1764.


Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 1
Summary Catalogue no. 16879
Composite two parts
Summary of contents Apollodorus Athenaeus, Bibliotheca. || Agathemerus, Hypotyposis geographiae.
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 38
Manuscript image fol. cover Binding done for Cardinal de Grevelle. Paris, c. 1584.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 2
Summary Catalogue no. 16880
Summary of contents Etymologicum magnum.
Language Greek
Origin Byzantine
Date 13th century (?)
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 38

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 3
Summary Catalogue no. 16881
Summary of contents Medical treatises by Oribasius, Galen, etc.
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 38

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 9
Summary Catalogue no. 16887
Summary of contents Julius Caesar, Works.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 40

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 10
Summary Catalogue no. 16888
Summary of contents Rhetorical and oratorical works by or ascribed to Cicero.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, late (?)
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 40

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 11
Summary Catalogue no. 16889
Summary of contents Cicero, Epistolae ad familiares.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Padua
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material paper

Decoration
Fine historiated border (retouched), perhaps added to the original MS. Fine initials of Ferrarese style. Written in humanistic script. (P&A ii. 617, pl. LX)
fol. 1r
Type full border
Subject Architectural border (retouched) with two putti, arms of Jacomo Zabarella, d. 1589 (?) and a cardinal's arms .

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 40
Manuscript image fol. 1r Edifice with inscription 'Jacobus Zabarella Pat. Com. Pal.' (added, presumably by Jacomo Zabarella, d. 1589). His motto 'Sapiens dominabitur astris' added to the base. Tablet with cardinal's arms which perhaps connect with the original owner.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 12
Summary Catalogue no. 16890
Summary of contents Seneca, Epistulae morales.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initial (mutilated). (P&A ii. 974)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 40
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 41

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 13
Summary Catalogue no. 16891
Summary of contents Quintilian, Institutio oratoria.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Central
Date c. 1430-1440
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 222, pl. XX)
fol. 1r
Type border, upper, left and lower margin
Subject Winged putto holding a wreath (centre left blank, presumably to be filled with a coat of arms). Three birds.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 41

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 14
Summary Catalogue no. 16892
Summary of contents Justin, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniature, borders, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 424, pl. XLI)
fol. 1r
Type full border
Subject Interlaced stems growing out of elaborate vases; panels with deer and butterflies; miniature with a young man and a woman in a walled garden with putti, rabbits, peacock and other birds (damaged).

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 41
Manuscript image fol. 1r Lower border: youth stands listening to young lady speaking in a walled garden, two rabbits face each other in the background; on the wall, urn with flowers, putti playing, one peacock, and on clipped orange trees, two green parrots face each other .

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 19
Summary Catalogue no. 16897
Summary of contents Terence, Comedies.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date c. 1500
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 986)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 42

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 20
Summary Catalogue no. 16898
Summary of contents Terence, Comedies.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Siena
Date 1461
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. Written by Jacobus de Machariis of Venice, fol. 131v. (P&A ii. 278, pl. XXV)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 43

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 21
Summary Catalogue no. 16899
Summary of contents Seneca, Tragedies.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Milan
Date 15th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine historiated borders and initials. Written by Johannes, son of Guido de Malzinzelis, fol. 200r. (P&A ii. 687, pl. LXVII)
fol. 1r
Title Herules furens
Type initial S
Subject Hercules in lion skin.
Title Herules furens
Type border, upper and left margins
Subject Nimbed lion with book.
fol. 22v
Title Thyestes
Type initial Q
Subject Half-figure of Thyestes.
fol. 41r
Title Phoenissae
Type initial I
Subject Half-figure of a bearded man.
fol. 51v
Title Phaedra
Type initial I
Subject Mask.
fol. 99v
Title Troades
Type initial Q
Subject Half-figure of a young woman.
fol. 118v
Title Medea
Type initial D
Subject Half-figure of a tonsured cleric in prayer.
fol. 135v
Title Agamemnon
Type initial O
Subject Half-figure of a young woman.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 43
Manuscript image fol. 118v Red 9-line initial 'D' with tonsured figure praying. Green dragon in lively border of spiky leaf decoration.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 22
Summary Catalogue no. 16900
Summary of contents Seneca, Tragedies, with glosses.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 43

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 23
Summary Catalogue no. 16901
Summary of contents Seneca, Tragedies, with glosses.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 1461
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 43

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 25
Summary Catalogue no. 16903
Summary of contents Statius, Thebais.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date c. 1400 and 1464
Material paper

Decoration
Initials on fols. 1-170 (copying earlier models?). Fols. 171-178 added in 1464. (P&A ii. 916)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 44

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 31
Summary Catalogue no. 16909
Summary of contents Nonius Marcellus, De compendiosa doctrina.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 45

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 32
Summary Catalogue no. 16910
Summary of contents Nonius Marcellus, De compendiosa doctrina.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara
Date 1427
Material parchment

Decoration
Good penwork initials. (P&A ii. 381)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 45

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 36
Summary Catalogue no. 16914
Summary of contents Servius, Commentary on Virgil's Aeneid.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1448
Material paper

Decoration
Initials. (P&A ii. 924)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 46
Manuscript image fol. 39v Golden 16-line initial 'A' with unusual interlace decoration on a ground of pastel colours.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 44
Summary Catalogue no. 16922
Summary of contents Johannes Balbus of Genoa, Catholicon (first part).
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 15th century
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 47
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 48

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 45
Summary Catalogue no. 16923
Summary of contents Psalter, with calendar, etc.
Language Latin
Origin French, Moissac
Date c. 1067-1068 (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine coloured initials and tables. (P&A i. 432, pl. XXXV)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 48
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 49
Manuscript image fol. 123v-124r Gold 13-line initial 'B' with white stem interlace and knotwork decoration on blue and red ground, within red frame.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 46
Summary Catalogue no. 16924
Summary of contents Ivo of Chartres, Canonum collectio 'Tripartita'.
Language Latin
Origin English (?)
Date 12th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 49
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 50

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 49
Summary Catalogue no. 16927
Summary of contents Bartolomeo de Grandis, Bellorum Syracusanorum et antiquitatum Sicilie libri tres. Two short Italian poems.
Language Latin and Italian
Origin Italian
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 50

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 50
Summary Catalogue no. 16928
Summary of contents Andrea di Domenico Fiocco ('Lucius Fenestella'), De Romanis magistratibus. Macrobius, Saturnalia (two leaves).
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 50

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 59
Summary Catalogue no. 16937
Summary of contents Thirty-eight Latin orations, dissertations, etc., by Italian authors, including Leonardo Bruni (Aretinus), Angelo Poliziano, Poggio and Francesco Philelpho.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, late
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 52
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 53

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 60
Summary Catalogue no. 16938
Composite Main text-block || (fol. iii) binding fragment
Summary of contents Julius Pollux, Onomasticon. || Justin, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus (fragment).
Language Greek || Latin
Date 15th century
Material paper || parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 53

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 61
Summary Catalogue no. 16939
Summary of contents Extracts from Polybius, History, books vii-xviii.
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 53

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 69
Summary Catalogue no. 16947
Summary of contents Twenty-four short geometrical treatises, including works by Euclid (extracts) and Hero of Alexandria.
Language Greek
Date c. 1500
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 55

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 70
Summary Catalogue no. 16948
Composite Main text-block || (fol. iv) binding fragment
Summary of contents Euclid, Elementa, books i-xv. 2. || Nearly erased leaf from a liturgical volume.
Language Latin
Date 14th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Diagrams.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 55

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 71
Summary Catalogue no. 16949
Summary of contents Hesiod, Works and days. Pindar, Olympia. Theocritus, Idylls, i-viii, x. Two poems written in the shapes of an altar and an axe. All with scholia.
Language Greek
Date 14th century (?)
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 55

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 72
Summary Catalogue no. 16950
Summary of contents Aristophanes, Plutus; Nubes. Euripides, Hecuba; Orestes. Sophocles, Ajax; Electra. Hesiod, Works and Days. All with scholia.
Language Greek
Date 1441
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 55
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 56

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 73
Summary Catalogue no. 16951
Summary of contents Euripides, Hecuba; Orestes. Sophocles, Ajax; Electra. All with scholia, attrib. Thomas Magister (Theodulus).
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 56

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 74
Summary Catalogue no. 16952
Summary of contents Fourteen orations of Demosthenes, preceded by a Life.
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 56

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 75
Summary Catalogue no. 16953
Summary of contents Cicero, Epistolae ad familiares.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initial. Other initials in a different style. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 417, pl. XLI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 56
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 57
Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold 10-line initial E(go omni) decorated with white-stem interlace on multicoloured ground as is the border on three sides, also with gold bands. Arms of the Zabarella family of Padua, in the lower border.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 76
Summary Catalogue no. 16954
Summary of contents Cicero, Philippics.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Milan
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, historiated and other initials. By the Master of the Vitae imperatorum. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 698, pl. LXVIII)
fol. 1r
Type initial A
Subject Teacher, seated, with a book open on a lectern, addresses two students seated on a bench.
Type full border
Subject Floral designs; arms of Bartolomeo Visconti, bp. of Novara, overpainted with the arms of a member of the family of Tournon.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 57
Manuscript image fol. 1r Purple historiated 5-line initial 'A' made up of a grotesque and a Gothic pillar; scene within shows schoolmaster and two pupils.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 77
Summary Catalogue no. 16955
Summary of contents Cicero, Orationes Caesarianae; De amicitia; De senectute. Ps.-Cicero and Ps.-Sallust, Inuectiuae. Cicero, Somnium Scipionis with Macrobius' Commentary. Ps.-Jerome, De diuersis generibus musicorum (ep. supp. 23). MS. D'Orville 95 is the second part of the same MS.
Language Latin
Origin German, South
Date 10th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials, Macrobian mappa mundi and diagrams of musical instruments. (P&A i. 28, pl. III)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 57
Manuscript image fol. 100r Macrobius. Circular zonal map: sea green. 120mm. The North is separated from the South by an equatorial ocean-river, and each is divided into the three Greek climatic zones.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 78
Summary Catalogue no. 16956
Summary of contents Cicero, Orations.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 1418 (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine early humanist initials. Humanistic script attributable to Giovanni Aretino. Written after Poggio's discovery of these particular orations in 1417. (P&A ii. 211, pl. XIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 57
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 58
Manuscript image fol. 90r Small gold initial 'S' with white-stem interlace decoration on red, green and blue ground. Written by Giovanni Aretino in Florence, 1417.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 79
Summary Catalogue no. 16957
Summary of contents Cicero, Speeches; De officiis (imperfect). Ps.-Sallust and Ps.-Cicero, Inuectiuae. Formerly bound with MS. D'Orville 89.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date c. 1417
Material parchment

Decoration
Good penwork borders, initials. (P&A ii. 920)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 58

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 80
Summary Catalogue no. 16958
Summary of contents Ps.- Cicero, De arte rhetorica ad Herennium.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Padua (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Written in humanistic script by 'Georgius Cl', fol. 66r. (P&A ii. 402, pl. XXXIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 58
Manuscript image fol. 1r Knotwork interlace forming blue and red initial E(t si) with more knotwork in purple, blue and green, all on a gold ground with ornately cut-out edges.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 81
Summary Catalogue no. 16959
Summary of contents Cicero, De inventione.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials of early humanistic type. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 788, pl. LXXIII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 58
Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold 8-line initial S(epe) with white-stem interlace decoration on rose, blue and green ground.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 82
Summary Catalogue no. 16960
Summary of contents Cicero, Orator; Brutus de claris oratoribus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 240, pl. XXI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 58

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 83
Summary Catalogue no. 16961
Summary of contents Cicero, De natura deorum.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, third quarter (c. 1450-60)
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 273, pl. XXV)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 58

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 84
Summary Catalogue no. 16962
Summary of contents Cicero, De finibus. Academica, book i.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border and initial (unfinished). (P&A ii. 300)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 59

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 85
Summary Catalogue no. 16963
Summary of contents Cicero, Tusculan disputations.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. Humanistic script. First folio a replacement. (P&A ii. 242)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 59

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 86
Summary Catalogue no. 16964
Summary of contents Cicero, De officiis.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Two coloured capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 59

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 87
Summary Catalogue no. 16965
Summary of contents Cicero, De officiis.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 246, pl. XXII)
fol. 1r
Type border, upper, left and lower margins
Subject Interlace, floral designs, winged putto. In the lower margin two winged putti support a medallion (blank inside).

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 59
Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold 4-line initial Q(uam) with white-stem interlace decoration as for the border on three sides. Two putti supporting gold circle with blank roundel for arms.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 88
Summary Catalogue no. 16966
Summary of contents Cicero, De amicitia; De senectute; Paradoxa.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Humanistic script. First folio a replacement. (P&A ii. 241, pl. XXII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 59
Manuscript image fol. 25r Gold 4-line initial 'O' with white-stem interlace extensions in the margin with white tulips, all edged in blue. Skilful humanistic script.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 89
Summary Catalogue no. 16967
Summary of contents Sallust, Catilina; Jugurtha. Formerly bound with MS. D'Orville 79.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence (?)
Date 1417
Material parchment

Decoration
Good penwork borders and initials. (P&A ii. 919)
fol. 1r
Type initial O
Subject Penwork.
fol. 1r
Type border, left and lower margins
Subject Floral designs, laurel wreath with erased coat of arms.
fol. 19r
Type initial F
Subject Prneork, floral designs.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 59

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 90
Summary Catalogue no. 16968
Summary of contents Sallust, Catilina. Coluccio Salutati, De laudibus Lucretiae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 60

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 91
Summary Catalogue no. 16969
Summary of contents Justin, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Verona (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. Humanistic script. Related to the style of Felice Feliciano in both script and decoration. (P&A ii. 640)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 60
Manuscript image fol. 99v Blue 8-line initial 'M' with all-over pattern of vine scrolls, in geometric blocks of yellow, lilac and red.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 92
Summary Catalogue no. 16970
Summary of contents Justin, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Lombardy
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 719)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 60

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 93
Summary Catalogue no. 16971
Summary of contents Macrobius, Saturnalia (imperfect at start).
Language Latin
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 60

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 94
Summary Catalogue no. 16972
Summary of contents Justinian, Institutiones.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 13th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine historiated diagram (coloured drawing). (P&A ii. 72, pl. VII)
fol. 35v
Type diagram
Subject Full page figure of an old man bearing a blank table designed to illustrate the degrees of kinship. A man and woman standing on either side.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 60

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 95
Summary Catalogue no. 16973
Summary of contents Hyginus, Astronomica. MS. D'Orville 77 is the first part of the same MS.
Language Latin
Origin German, South
Date 10th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initial. Diagram. (P&A i. 27)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 60

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 96
Summary Catalogue no. 16974
Summary of contents Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae, books i-xvi, with scholia.
Language Latin
Origin French (?)
Date 13th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A i. 514)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 61

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 97
Summary Catalogue no. 16975
Summary of contents Paul the Deacon, Historia Langobardorum. Jordanes, De origine Getarum. Made for Konrad Peutinger, with some headings and corrections in his hand.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 16th century, beginning (before 1513)
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 61
Manuscript image fol. 78v-79r Opening with start of book six.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 98
Summary Catalogue no. 16976
Summary of contents Virgil, Aeneid, with scholia and the 1- and 10-line arguments.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 61

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 99
Summary Catalogue no. 16977
Summary of contents Virgil, Aeneid (fragment).
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 61

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 100
Summary Catalogue no. 16978
Summary of contents Virgil, Aeneid (fragment).
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 256)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 61

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 101
Summary Catalogue no. 16979
Summary of contents Virgil, Aeneid (fragment).
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 12th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A i. 482)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 62

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 102
Summary Catalogue no. 16980
Summary of contents Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Bologna or Venice
Date 14th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. (P&A ii. 140)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 62

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 103
Summary Catalogue no. 16981
Summary of contents Herennius Philo Byblius, Commentary on Aristotle, Metaphysica.
Language Greek
Date 16th century (?)
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 62

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 104
Summary Catalogue no. 16982
Summary of contents Herennius Philo Byblius, Commentary on Aristotle, Metaphysica.
Language Greek
Date 16th century (?)
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 62

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 105
Summary Catalogue no. 16983
Summary of contents Nemesius, De natura hominis.
Language Greek
Date c. 1500 (?)
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 62

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 109
Summary Catalogue no. 16987
Summary of contents 'Hermes', Poemander. 'A discourse of Hermes to Tat'. Etc.
Language Greek
Date 16th century (?)
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 63

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 110
Summary Catalogue no. 16988
Composite four parts
Summary of contents Lives of Susinnius and Susinnodorus. || Kyranis. || Life of Pindar. || Treatise on scholastic philosophy (fragment).
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 63
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 64

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 112
Summary Catalogue no. 16990
Summary of contents Letters of M. Junius Brutus, Alciphron and Apollonius of Tyana.
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 64

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 113
Summary Catalogue no. 16991
Summary of contents Theological pieces by John of Damascus, Ps.-Dionysius the Areopagite, etc.
Language Greek
Date c. 1500
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 64
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 65

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 114
Summary Catalogue no. 16992
Summary of contents John Chrysoloras, Introduction to grammar.
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 65

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 115
Summary Catalogue no. 16993
Summary of contents Eustathius of Thessalonica, Commentary on Dionysius Periegetes, Periegesis.
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 65

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 117
Summary Catalogue no. 16995
Summary of contents Greek-Latin glossary.
Language Greek and Latin
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 119
Summary Catalogue no. 16997
Summary of contents Pindar, Olympia. Gregory Nazianzen, poems. Letter of Basil to Gregory Nazianzen.
Language Greek and Latin
Date 16th century
Material paper
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 120
Summary Catalogue no. 16998
Summary of contents Some tragedies of Euripides translated into Latin prose, partly in 1540.
Language Latin
Date c. 1540
Material paper
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 134
Summary Catalogue no. 17012
Summary of contents Ps.- Cicero, De arte rhetorica ad Herennium.
Language Latin
Date 15th century
Material parchment, paper

Decoration
Coloured initials.

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 135
Summary Catalogue no. 17013
Summary of contents Cicero, De officiis, i. 6-iii. 30.
Language Latin
Date 15th century
Material paper

Decoration
Coloured capitals.

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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 136
Summary Catalogue no. 17014
Summary of contents Cicero, De officiis, with glosses.
Language Latin
Origin Netherlandish
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials. (P&A i. 217)

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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 137
Summary Catalogue no. 17015
Summary of contents Cicero, De senectute; Paradoxa; De amicitia; Somnium Scipionis. With glosses.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 138
Summary Catalogue no. 17016
Summary of contents Cicero, De senectute, with some glosses.
Language Latin
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 139
Summary Catalogue no. 17017
Summary of contents Cicero, De amicitia, with glosses.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Padua (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material paper

Decoration
Good initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 619)

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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 140
Summary Catalogue no. 17018
Summary of contents Grammatical and lexical account of different meanings of similar terms used by Cicero, in alphabetical order, beg. 'Quid est inter abundat et superfluit ...'.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, end
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 141
Summary Catalogue no. 17019
Summary of contents Glosses on Sallust, Catilina and Jugurtha. J. le Begue, plan for an illustrated copy of the two works of Sallust.
Language Latin and French
Origin French
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 142
Summary Catalogue no. 17020
Summary of contents Pomponius Mela, Cosmographia.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice or Ferrara (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 534)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 143
Summary Catalogue no. 17021
Summary of contents Minor works by or attributed to Seneca.
Language Latin
Origin German, Kleve (?)
Date 1466
Material parchment, paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 144
Summary Catalogue no. 17022
Summary of contents Pliny the Younger, Epistulae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara
Date after 1471 (?)
Material paper

Decoration
Good border, initials. Humanistic script. From fol. 38r written by Hieronymus de Stabellinis. (P&A ii. 397)

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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 145
Summary Catalogue no. 17023
Summary of contents Hyginus, Astronomica, with glosses. Verses on signs of Zodiac, beg. 'Ad Boreae partes ...', with added neums. Ps.-Seneca, Prouerbia (alphabetical collection).
Language Latin
Date 11th century (?)
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 146
Summary Catalogue no. 17024
Summary of contents Various classical and humanistic pieces and translations.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara
Date 1483
Material paper

Decoration
Good initial. Written in humanistic script by Ludovico Carbone ('et scripsit et recognovit', fol. 146v). (P&A ii. 430)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 147
Summary Catalogue no. 17025
Composite four parts
Summary of contents Miscellaneous classical and humanistic texts including Vibius Sequester, a brief abstract of the Notitia dignitatum and Antonius, De diuisione orbis.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Cremona Brescia (?) and Bologna
Date 1460-1465
Material paper

Decoration
Penwork initials. The various texts were written in humanistic script by three scribes (the last is probably Felice Feliciano) at Cremona, Brescia (?), and Bologna in 1460 and 1465, fols. 51v, 106v, 202r. (P&A ii. 664)

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Manuscript image fol. 14r Red 8-line initial I(nter) with penwork decoration in blue.
Manuscript image fol. 202r Colophon dated 1469 on top half of page.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 148
Summary Catalogue no. 17026
Summary of contents M. Porcius Cato, Res rusticae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Rome
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 338)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 149
Summary Catalogue no. 17027
Summary of contents Cicero, Orator.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1467
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 150
Summary Catalogue no. 17028
Summary of contents Sallust, Catilina; Jugurtha.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Bologna
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. (P&A ii. 667)

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Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold 6-line initial O(mnes) and left and lower borders have white-stem interlace decoration. Top and right hand borders in different style. Arms in lower border erased.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 151
Summary Catalogue no. 17029
Summary of contents Sulpicius Severus, works, preceded by Life. Nicholas, canon of St. Lambert's, Liège, Life of St. Lambert. Theological treatises.
Language Latin
Origin Netherlandish (?)
Date 15th century
Material paper

Decoration
Coloured capitals.

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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 152
Summary Catalogue no. 17030
Summary of contents Aelius Donatus (attrib.), Explicatio in Ciceronis De inventione. Victorinus, Commentary on Cicero, De inventione. Treatise on rhetoric attrib. to Pomponio Leto.
Language Latin
Date c. 1500
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 153
Summary Catalogue no. 17031
Summary of contents Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae, with commentary.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 1438
Material paper
Images
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Manuscript image fol. 29v-30r Initial 'P' with penwork decoration.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 154
Summary Catalogue no. 17032
Summary of contents Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian (?)
Date c. 1300
Material parchment
Images
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Manuscript image fol. 1r Text page with two initials.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 155
Summary Catalogue no. 17033
Summary of contents Terence, Comedies, with glosses.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice
Date c. 1420
Material paper

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. Attrib. to Cristoforo Cortese. (P&A ii. 475, pl. XLVI)

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Manuscript image fol. 101r Flower border with archer grotesque, two initials.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 156
Summary Catalogue no. 17034
Summary of contents Horace, works.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 157
Summary Catalogue no. 17035
Summary of contents Horace, works.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice (?)
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 473)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 158
Summary Catalogue no. 17036
Summary of contents Horace, works, with glosses. Etc.
Language Latin
Origin Flemish, Mosan
Date 11th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good historiated initial, diagram. (P&A i. 267, pl. XVIII)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 159
Summary Catalogue no. 17037
Summary of contents Virgil, Eclogues; Georgics. With some glosses. Poem in Italian added in 1511.
Language Latin and Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half, and 1511
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 160
Summary Catalogue no. 17038
Summary of contents Virgil, Eclogues; Georgics. With some glosses.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper

Decoration
Penwork initials. (P&A ii, list p. 105)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 161
Summary Catalogue no. 17039
Summary of contents Virgil, works.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 294, pl. XXVII)

Images
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Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold 6-line initial T(ITVRE) with white-stem interlace extensions in margins. Lower margin has two crudely drawn putti holding a gold circle with a blank for arms with 'de Brun' added in the 16th century.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 162
Summary Catalogue no. 17040
Summary of contents Tibullus. Ovid, De remedio amoris; Heroides, xv (epistle of Sappho to Phaon). Ps.-Ovid, De cuculo; Philomena; De pulice.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 163
Summary Catalogue no. 17041
Summary of contents Tibullus. Extracts from Latin authors.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North (?)
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper

Decoration
Initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 896)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 164
Summary Catalogue no. 17042
Summary of contents Tibullus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 165
Summary Catalogue no. 17043
Summary of contents Tibullus. Etc.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 166
Summary Catalogue no. 17044
Summary of contents Tibullus. Ovid, Heroides, xv (epistle of Sappho to Phaon).
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Padua
Date 15th century, middle (1452 (?))
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. Humanistic script. Inscription 'Munus concessum xxii Octobris 1452' erased, fol. iii recto, and copied by a later hand, fol. 59r. (P&A ii. 601)

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Manuscript image fol. 48r Gold 4-line initial N(VNQVID) with interlace decoration on a ground of blue colour wash.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 167
Summary Catalogue no. 17045
Summary of contents Tibullus. Extracts from Ovid's Amores, etc. Ps.-Virgil, Priapeia. Martial, Epigrams. Other poems.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 16th century, early
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 168
Summary Catalogue no. 17046
Summary of contents Ovid, Ars amatoria, and other poems by or attrib. to Ovid.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North-east
Date before 1458
Material paper

Decoration
Good border, initial. Humanistic script. Addition in humanistic script by Petrus canonicus, fol. 68v, with the date 1458, fol. 64r. (P&A ii. 831)

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Manuscript image fol. 1r Initial and floriated border with gold balls and birds. Arms defaced, of Manfredus Valturius of Rimini.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 169
Summary Catalogue no. 17047
Summary of contents Ovid, Ars amatoria; De remedio amoris.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 170
Summary Catalogue no. 17048
Summary of contents Ovid, Ars amatoria.
Language Latin
Date c. 1200
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 171
Summary Catalogue no. 17049
Summary of contents Ovid, Metamorphoses (start lost).
Language Latin
Date 13th century, first half
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 172
Summary Catalogue no. 17050
Summary of contents Ovid, Fasti; extracts from Metamorphoses, etc.
Language Latin
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 173
Summary Catalogue no. 17051
Summary of contents Lucan, Pharsalia.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated initials.

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 174
Summary Catalogue no. 17052
Summary of contents Lucan, Pharsalia.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, end
Material paper

Decoration
Initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 981)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 175
Summary Catalogue no. 17053
Composite Palimpsest
Summary of contents (upper text) Lucan, Pharsalia. || (lower text) Sacramentary.
Language Latin
Date c. 1200 || 9th or 10th century
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 176
Summary Catalogue no. 17054
Summary of contents Seneca, Tragedies, with some glosses.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. (P&A i. 784)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 177
Summary Catalogue no. 17055
Summary of contents Juvenal, Satires. Persius, Satires.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 400)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 178
Summary Catalogue no. 17056
Summary of contents Martial, Epigrams.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North (?)
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment, paper

Decoration
Good initials (partly unfinished). Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 818)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 179
Summary Catalogue no. 17057
Summary of contents Martial, Epigrams, with some glosses.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, end
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 180
Summary Catalogue no. 17058
Summary of contents Statius, Thebais.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 249)

Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 181
Summary Catalogue no. 17059
Summary of contents Statius, Silvae.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 182
Summary Catalogue no. 17060
Composite two parts
Summary of contents Statius, Achilleis. || Grammatical notes. Guarino of Verona, Carmina differentialia; translation of Plutarch, De liberis educandis. Jerome, Vita S. Pauli primi heremitae; Vita S. Malchi monachi captiui.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 82

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 183
Summary Catalogue no. 17061
Summary of contents Prudentius, poems, with glosses.
Language Latin
Date 12th century
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 184
Summary Catalogue no. 17062
Summary of contents Alanus de Insulis, Anticlaudianus.
Language Latin
Date 14th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 185
Summary Catalogue no. 17063
Summary of contents Guarino of Verona, Glossarium [Vocabula ex Seruio super Virgilium]; De diphthongis. Bartholomaeus Facius, Differentiae.
Language Latin
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 186
Summary Catalogue no. 17064
Summary of contents Manouel Moschopoulos, Greek grammar (start and end lost).
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material parchment, paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 187
Summary Catalogue no. 17065
Summary of contents Manuel Chrysoloras, Erotemata.
Language Greek
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 188
Summary Catalogue no. 17066
Summary of contents Astronomical calculations, chiefly of eclipses. Glosses on Oppian, Halieutica. Treatises concerning the Mohammedan religion.
Language Greek
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 83

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 189
Summary Catalogue no. 17067
Summary of contents Simeon Metaphrastes (attrib.), Chronicon (= Letters and conversations of John and Barsanuphius).
Language Greek
Date 14th century (?)
Material parchment
Images
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 204
Summary Catalogue no. 17082
Composite fols. 1- 85 || fols. 86-133
Summary of contents Stephen Langton, Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum, beg. 'Aaz apprehendens ...'. Etc. || Petrus de Rosenheim, Roseum memoriale diuinorum eloquiorum.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 15th century || 15th century, second half
Material parchment, paper

Decoration
- || Fleuronnée initials. (P&A i, list, p. 72)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 87

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 205
Summary Catalogue no. 17083
Summary of contents Walter of Châtillon, Alexandreis. Etc.
Language Latin
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Fleuronnée initials. (P&A i, list, p. 73)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 87

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 206
Summary Catalogue no. 17084
Summary of contents De caritate (poem). Etc.
Language Latin
Date 13th century
Material parchment
Images
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Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 88

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 207
Summary Catalogue no. 17085
Summary of contents Commentary on Aristotle, Praedicamenta.
Language Latin
Date c. 1300
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 88
Manuscript image fol. 66v Gold 27-line initial F(VIT) with white-stem interlace on a darker green and blue ground with tiny yellow dots.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 208
Summary Catalogue no. 17086
Summary of contents Aristotle and others, Logica uetus, with glosses.
Language Latin
Date 13th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 88

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 209
Summary Catalogue no. 17087
Summary of contents Augustine, Contra academicos; De beata uita. Jerome, Vita S. Malchi monachi captiui. Sophronius (attrib.), Life of St. Mary the Egyptian.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Tuscany
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 237, pl. XXI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 88
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 89

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 210
Summary Catalogue no. 17088
Summary of contents Catholic Epistles, with gloss.
Language Latin
Date 12th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 89

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 211
Summary Catalogue no. 17089
Summary of contents Giovanni Pontano, poems. Giovanni Sagundino, poems. Giovanni Mario Filelfo, poems. Gregorius Typhernus, poems.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice
Date 15th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 582)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 89

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 212
Summary Catalogue no. 17090
Summary of contents Bible.
Language Latin
Origin French, Paris
Date 13th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good historiated borders, historiated and other initials. (P&A i. 553)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 89
Manuscript image fol. 521 St. John on Patmos, seated, writing.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 213
Summary Catalogue no. 17091
Summary of contents Book of Hours. Use of Utrecht.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good borders, initials. (P&A i. 231)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 89
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 90
Manuscript image fol. 12r Blue 12-line initial with green and pink acanthus leaves sprouting from a cut branch, all on a gold ground with scalloped edges. Penwork borders on three sides.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 214
Summary Catalogue no. 17092
Summary of contents Book of Hours. Use of Utrecht.
Language Netherlandish
Origin Dutch
Date 15th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Good decorative borders, initials. (P&A i. 249)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 90
Manuscript image fol. 17r Blue 7-line initial with red ink penwork decoration as in the surround border, smaller capitals in red and blue.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 301
Summary Catalogue no. 17179
Summary of contents Euclid, Elementa, written by Stephanos the clerk.
Language Greek
Origin Byzantine
Date 888
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 104
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 105
Manuscript image fol. 325v Elementa Book XII, Proposition 12, on relationship of cones and cylinders with diagrams of their bases.
Manuscript image fol. 46r Euclid, Elements; written by Stephanus Clericus in 888, and owned by Arethas of Patras. Two diagrams of circles.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 512
Summary Catalogue no. 17390
Composite fols. 1-63 || fols. 64-75
Summary of contents Aesop, Fables, tr. Accio Zucco, in Latin verse. || Aesop, Fables, tr. Lorenzo Valla, in Latin and Italian prose.
Language Latin || Italian and Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1490 || 15th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 131

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 513
Summary Catalogue no. 17391
Summary of contents Petrarch, works. Poggio Bracciolini, De edificiis urbis Rome. Francesco Philelpho, Epistula ad Cosmam de Medicis. Prudentius, Psychomachia. Etc.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 132

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 514
Summary Catalogue no. 17392
Summary of contents Petrarch, Il Canzoniere; Trionfi.
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, third quarter (c. 1450-60)
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, historiated and other initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 270, pl. XXIV)
fol. 1r
Type initial V; full border
Subject Initial: profile half-figure of the author, holding a book. Border: interlace, floral designs, gold disks, birds, seated winged putto. In the lower margin two winged putti support a medallion left blank to be filled with a coat of arms.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 132
Manuscript image fol. 1r Close-up of initial V(OI) with author portrait of Petrarch; putto and bird in border.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 515
Summary Catalogue no. 17393
Summary of contents Petrarch, Il Canzoniere.
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Tuscany
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material paper

Decoration
Good borders, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 304)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 132

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 516
Summary Catalogue no. 17394
Summary of contents Petrarch, Trionfi.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 132

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 517
Summary Catalogue no. 17395
Summary of contents Antonio Cornazzano, Poems.
Language Italian and Latin
Origin Italian, Lombardy
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 734, pl. LXX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 133
Manuscript image fol. 1r Initial 'A' with white-stem interlace. Arms, probably of the Visconti d'Aragona. Initials 'JO. MA.', perhaps of Gian Matteo Bottigella (for whom see MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 295).

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 525
Summary Catalogue no. 17403
Composite fols. 1-26 || fols. 27-67
Summary of contents P. P. Vergerio, De ingenuis moribus. || Aristotle, Economica, tr. Leonardo Bruni, with commentary and letter. Plutarch, De liberorum educatione, tr. Guarino of Verona.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Rome
Date 1454 || 1456
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials. Both parts written in humanistic script by Johannes Pottere de Ziriczee. (P&A ii. 344)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 134

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 526
Summary Catalogue no. 17404
Summary of contents Part of a volume of Saints' Lives: Lives of Saints Gregory I (by Paul the Deacon), Syrus and Eventius, and Radegonde (by Venantius Fortunatus).
Language Latin
Date 10th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 134
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 135

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 529
Summary Catalogue no. 17407
Summary of contents Poggio Bracciolini, De nobilitate, followed by a copy of a letter from Poggio, dated 8th April 1440.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 530
Summary Catalogue no. 17408
Summary of contents Buonaccorso da Montemagno, Controuersia de nobilitate. Poggio Bracciolini, De nobilitate (first part). Commentary on Cicero, Pro Ligario, covering the rhetorical aspects.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 135

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 531
Summary Catalogue no. 17409
Summary of contents Procopius, Bellum Gothicum, with the preface by Leonardo Bruni.
Language Latin
Date 15th century, late
Material paper
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Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 536
Summary Catalogue no. 17414
Summary of contents Piercandido Decembrio, Peregrina Historia; Grammaticon.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Lombardy
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Written in humanistic script by Thomas Guarimbertus, fol. 63v. (P&A ii. 708, pl. LXIX)

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Catalogue image Vol. 4, p. 137
Manuscript image fol. 8v Whole page with diagram and a fine initial 'P' in red and yellow on blue and rose ground with white filigree decoration. Extensions to the initial in multicoloured ivy-leaves.

Shelfmark MS. D'Orville 552
Summary Catalogue no. 17430
Summary of contents Dante, Divina Commedia, with commentary, written by Michele di Piero.
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Tuscany
Date 1448
Material paper
Images
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