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Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. b. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 33193
Summary of contents Justinian, Infortiatum (mutilated).
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Bologna
Date 14th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniature, historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 108, pl. X)
3- to 4-line initials, many on gold background (often rubbed off), decorated with floral designs and gold disks.
Drawings in ink of human profiles and pointing hands in the margins.
fol. 19v
Type initial C
Subject Grotesque.
Type initial I
Subject Bird.
fol. 64r
Type drawing
Subject Bust of a man (ink).
fol. 207v
Type miniature
Subject Praetor in black cap, seated, holding a book; four male figures in long tunics dispute with each other; architectural setting.
Type border, central margin
Subject Grotesque.
Type initial O
Subject Bust of a young woman on gold background.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 234

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. b. 3
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Macrobius, Saturnalia, fragment: one bifolium.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date c. 1200
Material parchment

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. b. 6 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Accounts (?)
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian, Oxyrhynchus
Date 2nd century (?)
Material papyrus

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 2
Summary Catalogue no. 30551
Summary of contents Guardbook: fragments of Latin classical texts (Aristotle [translations], Virgil, Ovid, Juvenal).
Language Latin
Origin England, France, Spain, and Italy
Date 11th century - 14th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 832
Bibliography
2001
Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: a list of manuscripts and manuscript fragments written or owned in England up to 1100 (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 241), Tempe AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001, no. 648 [fol. 18]

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.
1999
Richard Gameson, The manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066-1130), Oxford, etc.: OUP for The British Academy, 1999, p. 38 n. 242 [fol. 18]
1998
Richard Gameson, 'English book collections in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries: Symeon's Durham and its context', in Symeon of Durham: historian of Durham and the North, ed. David Rollason (Studies in North-Eastern History, 1), Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 1998, pp. 230-253, at p. 244 n. 51
1997
Andrew G. Watson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of All Souls College Oxford, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, 330/54-5 (fol. 18)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1994
David N. Dumville, 'English libraries before 1066: use and abuse of the manuscript evidence' [revised version of article first printed 1981], in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: basic readings, ed. Mary P. Richards (Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England, vol. 2 = Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, vol. 1434), New York & London 1994, pp. 169-219, at pp. 179, 200 [= Gneuss no. 648] [fol. 18]

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 3 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 33012
Papyrological Reference P. Oxy. 32; ChLA iv. 264
Summary of contents Letter of recommendation from Aurelius Archelaus, beneficiarius, to Julius Domitius, tribune of a legion.
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian, Oxyrhynchus
Date 2nd century
Material papyrus
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 217

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 33194
Summary of contents Silius Italicus, Punica.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 234

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 5
Summary Catalogue no. 34082
Summary of contents Justinus, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Central Florence (?)
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper

Decoration
Good initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 254, pl. XXII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 298

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 6
Summary Catalogue no. 34083
Summary of contents Lucan, Pharsalia.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Cremona
Date 1463
Material paper

Decoration
Good border, historiated and other initials. Written in humanistic script by Lionardus de Piodunis in the house of Antonius de Piodunis 'in vicinia burgi sancti Stephani porta natalis Cremone', fol. 142v. (P&A ii. 838)
fol. 3r
Type initial B(ella)
Subject Six-line initial with portrait of the author seated at desk.
fol. 25r
Type map
Subject Map, showing sea, 'Insula', 'Ciuitas', 'Italia', etc.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 298
Manuscript image fol. 3r Green 6-line initial B(ella) with author.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 7
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Cicero, Letters to Brutus, Quintus, Octavian ( Ps.-Cicero), Atticus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North-east Ferrara (?)
Date 15th century, first half
Material paper

Decoration
Plain red initials. Spaces left for initials.

Provenance

Ownership inscription of Giovanni Aurispa: 'Hic est mei Iohannis liber Aurispe' (fol. 280v); 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.
Bibliography
1975
The Survival of Ancient Literature, (Exh. cat.), Bodleian Library, 1975, no. 145, pl. XXV(b) (fol. 70r)

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 9
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Benvenuto da Imola, Recollectae Bucolicorum et Georgicorum Virgilii.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, first half
Material paper

Decoration
Spaces left for initials.

Provenance

'F.S.G.M.' across the bottom of the pages; bought from Maggs, 1938, cat. 666, item. 164, £20.
Bibliography
1939
Bodleian Library Record, 1, no. 3, Feb. 1939, 53

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 11
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Claudian, poems (fragment).
Language Latin
Origin French (?)
Date 13th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Red and blue initials with penwork.

Provenance

Probably from same MS. as MS. Lat. class. c. 12. Theodore Poelman (or Pulman), 16th century; 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.
Bibliography
1967
Sotheby's 28 Nov. 1967, lot 100

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 12
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Claudian, De raptu Proserpinae, with commentary of Geoffrey of Vitry.
Language Latin
Origin French (?)
Date 13th century, last quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Red and blue initials with penwork.

Provenance

Probably from same MS. as MS. Lat. class. c. 11. 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.
Bibliography
1967
Sotheby's 28 Nov. 1967, lot 100

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 14
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Valerius Maximus, Facta et dicta memorabilia (start and end lost).
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century (?)
Material paper

Decoration
Simple decorated and plain coloured initials.

Provenance

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

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. c. 15 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Authentication by the scribe Egnatius (?)
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ravenna (?)
Date c. 600
Material papyrus

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 30056
Summary of contents Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae. Horace, De arte poetica.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper

Decoration
Historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 817)
fol. 4r
Type initial C
Subject Profile portrait of the author, seated, holding an open book.
fol. 13r
Type initial P
Subject Ship with sail at sea.
fol. 24r
Type miniature
Subject Crowned woman, seated, holding sceptre and open book.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 722
Manuscript image fol. 62r Text-page with glosses and hand drawn in the left margin to point to the fourth line of text, and another hand drawn in the right margin to point to Hebrew lettering concluding the text.
Bibliography
1995
Codices Boethiani: a conspectus of manuscripts of the works of Boethius. I, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, eds. M. T. Gibson & Lesley Smith (Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts, 25), London: The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1995, pp. 199-200 no. 185

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 2
Summary Catalogue no. 30057
Summary of contents Varro, De re rustica.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara
Date 1454
Material parchment, paper

Decoration
Fine initial. Written in humanistic script at the house of Guarino of Verona, fol. 98v. (P&A ii. 389, pl. XXXVIII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 722
Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold 6-line initial S(i) with white stem interlace on rose, green and blue ground.
Bibliography
1995
Federica Toniolo, 'Decorazione all'antica nei manoscritti per Malatesta Novello', in Libraria Domini: i manoscritti della Biblioteca Malatestiana: testi e decorazioni, eds. Fabrizio Lollini & Piero Lucchi, Bologna: Grafis Edizioni, 1995, pp. 143-153, at pp. 143-144
1991
Laura Casarsa, Mario d'Angelo & Cesare Scalon, La libreria di Guarnerio d'Artegna (Storia della società friulana: Collana di studi storici), [Udine]: Casamassima Libri, 1991, p. 34

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 30058
Summary of contents Paulus Diaconus, Epitome of Verrius Flaccus, De uerborum significatione.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1467
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 722

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 5
Summary Catalogue no. 30059
Composite four parts
Summary of contents Tibullus, Elegies, with a short life of him and his epitaph. || Ovid, Amores (three books). || Ovid, Heroides (15th epistle, Sappho to Phaon). || Priapeia.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1420-1421
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 722
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 723
Bibliography
1997
Exh. Cat., Vedere i classici: l'illustrazione libraria dei testi antichi dell'età romana al tardo medioevo, ed. Marco Buonocore [Exhib. Salone Sistino - Musei Vaticani 9 ottobre 1996 - 19 aprile 1997], n.pl., n.d. [copy purchased 2 July 1997], p. 19

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat. Exh.
A. Pontani, 'Ciriaco d'Ancona e la Biblioteca Malatestiana di Cesena', in Filologia umanistica per Gianvito Resta, eds. Vincenzo Fera & Giacomo Ferrau, 3 vols. ( Medioevo e umanesimo, 94-6), Padua: Editrice Antenore, 1997, vol. II, pp. 1465-1483, tav. XXXVII-XXXVIII, at p. 1472

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 6
Summary Catalogue no. 31090
Summary of contents Plautus, eight comedies.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North-west (?)
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 827, pl. LXXVI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 16
Manuscript image fol. 38r Gold 3-line initial C on blue ground with the letters of the word written inside it. Gold 4-line initial V with white-stem interlace on red, green and blue ground.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 7
Summary Catalogue no. 31376
Summary of contents Fragments from Latin poets: Persius, Statius, Avianus, Sedulius.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 11th century - 13th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 44
Bibliography
2000
Almut Suerbaum, 'Litterae et mores. Zur Textgeschichte der mittelalterlichen Avian-Kommentare', in Schulliteratur im späten Mittelalter, ed. Klaus Grubmüller (Münstersche Mittelalter-Schriften, 69), Munich: Wilhlem Fink Verlag 2000, pp. 383-434, at p. 433

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 8
Summary Catalogue no. 31665
Summary of contents Ovid, Heroides.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Padua
Date c. 1400
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initial. Written by Battista Sansone of Padua, fol. 62. (P&A ii. 595, pl. LVII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 85
Manuscript image fol. 3r Pink 6-line decorated initial N, with extensions creating top and left borders with multicoloured leaf curls and gold disks.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 11 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 32482
Papyrological Reference ChLA iv. 268
Summary of contents Ex actis in senatu habitis (fragments); on other side, accounts (?) in Greek cursive.
Language Latin and Greek
Origin Egyptian
Date 180-192 A.D. (?)
Material papyrus
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 159

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 12 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 33703
Papyrological Reference P. Oxy. 720; ChLA iv. 269
Summary of contents Request from Aurelia Ammonarion for a guardian.
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian, Oxyrhynchus
Date 247
Material papyrus
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 277

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 13
Summary Catalogue no. 33757
Summary of contents Julius Caesar, De bello Gallico.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 281

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 14
Summary Catalogue no. 33758
Summary of contents Lucan, Pharsalia.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North (?)
Date 14th century, second half (before 1388)
Material parchment

Decoration
Good borders, initials. Diagrams. (P&A ii. 176)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 281
Manuscript image fol. 137r Two circular T-O maps: continents and countries named.
Bibliography
1997
Evelyn Edson, Mapping time and space: how medieval mapmakers viewed their world (The British Library Studies in Map History, vol. I), London: The British Library, first published 1997, paperback edn. 1999, pp. 23, 170; fig. 2.2

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 16
Summary Catalogue no. 34472
Summary of contents Tacitus, Annals, books xi-xvi, and Histories, books i-v.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 314

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 17
Summary Catalogue no. 36213
Summary of contents Fragments of commentaries on Latin classical authors (Cicero, Ovid, Plautus, Cato, etc.), written by several scribes.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Lombardy (?)
Date 15th century, late
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 430
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 431

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 26
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Ps.-Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herennium.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Cingulo prov. Macerata
Date 1468
Material paper

Decoration
Blank spaces left for rubricator.

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] | X d 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.
Bibliography
1984
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)

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 27
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Leonardo Bruni, De bello Italico. Poggio, De nobilitate (imperfect).
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Bologna (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 666, pl. LXIV)

Provenance

Defaced arms on fol. 1r; bequeathed by C. M. Firth, 1931.
Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Whole-page with three-sided partial border, with coat of arms, a lion rampant gules, defaced.
Bibliography
1993
Censimento dei codici dell' epistolario di Leonardo Bruni, I, Manoscritti delle biblioteche non italiane, ed. Lucia Gualdo Rosa (Istituto storico italiano per il medio evo, Nuovi studi storici, 22), Rome 1993, pp. 163-4 no. 139, tav. LXXXIX
1991
Martin Davies, 'L'Epistolario di Leonardo Bruni: per un catalogo dei codici Britannici', in Per il Censimento dei Codici dell'Epistolario di Leonardo Bruni: Seminario Internazionale di Studi, Firenze, 30 ottobre 1987, eds. Lucia Gualdo Rosa e Paolo Viti (= Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo, Nuovi Studi Storici, 10), Rome 1991, pp. 1-6, at p. 6
Laura Casarsa, Mario d'Angelo & Cesare Scalon, La libreria di Guarnerio d'Artegna (Storia della società friulana: Collana di studi storici), [Udine]: Casamassima Libri, 1991, p. 23
Francesco Barbaro, Epistolario. I, La tradizione manoscritta e a stampa, ed. Claudio Griggio, Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1991, pp. 36, 59, 240-1

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 28
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Cicero, Speeches.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, before 1449
Material paper

Decoration
Plain red initials.

Provenance

Given by Prof. A. C. Clark, 1935.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 35
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Aristotle, Logica noua, translations.
Language Latin
Origin France, South or Spain (?)
Date c. 1300
Material parchment

Decoration
Blue initials with red, and red initials with blue penwork.

Provenance

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 16238.
Bibliography
1995
Codices Boethiani: a conspectus of manuscripts of the works of Boethius. I, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, eds. M. T. Gibson & Lesley Smith (Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts, 25), London: The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1995, pp. 200-1 no. 186

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
English Episcopal Acta, X. Bath and Wells 1061-1205, ed. Frances M. R. Ramsey, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1995, pp. 200-1 no. 186
1955
Aristoteles latinus, pars posterior, Cambridge, 1955, 1251, no. 1916

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 36
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Commentary on Ps.-Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herennium.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 14th century
Material parchment

Provenance

? Dominican Convent of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Venice; Baron C. A. de Cosson, bought in Italy in 1876; Sotheby's 27 March 1950, lot 31 (cf. lots 29-33).
Bibliography
1995
John O. Ward, Ciceronian rhetoric in treatise, scholion and commentary (Typologie des sources du moyen âge occidental, 58, A-V.A.1*), Turnhout: Brepols, 1995, p. 146 n. 305

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 37
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Cicero, De oratore, Orator, De optimo genere oratorum.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 1413 and after 1421
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine early humanist initials. Fols. 1r-34r finished at Florence 13th January 1412 (Florentine style). A later hand has added the parts of the De oratore which came to light at Lodi in 1421, fols. 38r-69v. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 210, pl. XIX)

Provenance

18th-century note on fol. 1r & spine; bought at Sotheby's, 6 Dec. 1954, lot 23.
Images
Manuscript image fol. 4r Script poggiesque. Early humanistic initial.
Bibliography
1993
A. J. Fairbank & R. W. Hunt, Humanistic script of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, reprinted edition (Bodleian picture books, New series no. 2), Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1993, Plate 2
1984
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)
1958
Notable Accessions: Guide to an Exhibition Held in 1958, Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1958, no. 16, pl. IV

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 38
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Aelian, De instruendis aciebus. Translation of Theodore Gaza.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Naples
Date c. 1455
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 365, pl. XXXV)
fol. 1r
Type full border
Subject Interlaced stems with folliage and flowers, putti, birds and rabbits. At the bottom of the page three winged putti support a wreath with arms of Alfonso V of Aragon, I of Naples.

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); for later owners, see T. de Marinis, La biblioteca Napoletana dei re d'Aragona, Milan 1952, II, 3.
Images
Manuscript image fol. 5-line initial S in gold on blue ground

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 39
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Suetonius, De vita Caesarum. Einhard, Vita Karoli Magni. Extracts from Aulus Gellius. Etc.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, middle
Material parchment

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 which he gave it; 16th/17th-century 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.
Bibliography
1990
K. W. Humphreys, ed., The Friars' Libraries (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 1), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1990

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1977
Sotheby's 13 June 1977, lot 70, with pl. (fol. 1r)
1969
N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, I, Oxford 1969, 278-9

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. d. 42
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Valerius Maximus, Facta et dicta memorabilia (fragments, five leaves).
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North-east (?)
Date 15th century, second half, before 1480
Material paper

Decoration
Plain red initials.

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. In 1945, it was purchased from Otto F. Ege by Dorothy M. Schullian. These stray leaves were bought at Sotheby's, 26 November 1985, part of lot 81.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 29738
Summary of contents Horace, Ars poetica; Epistolae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. Border with arms added. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 963)
fol. 2r
Type initial H
Subject Floral designs, interlace.
Type border, upper margin
Subject Floral designs; two winged figures support a shield with a coat of arms (azure a lion rampant gules attacked by a wild man with club or).

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 680
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 681

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 3
Summary Catalogue no. 30060
Summary of contents Tibullus, with a short Life. Propertius. Catullus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, late
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 723

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 30061
Summary of contents Cicero, Epistolae familiares. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De nuptiis, Latin translation. Aeschines, Contra Ctesiphontem, Latin paraphrase.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Brescia
Date 1442
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 723

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 14
Summary Catalogue no. 31817
Summary of contents Paul the Deacon, Historia Romana, starting with Eutropius, Breuiarium ab urbe condita. Vegetius, De re militari.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 1474
Material paper

Decoration
Fleuronnée initial. (P&A i. 172)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 103

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 15
Summary Catalogue no. 32241
Summary of contents Catullus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 137

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 16 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 32409
Summary of contents Fragment of inscribed wax tablet
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian
Date A.D. 147
Material wax, wood
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 153
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 154

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 17
Summary Catalogue no. 32555
Summary of contents Catullus. Tibullus. Ovid, Heroides (Epistle 15, Sappho to Phaon).
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Conegliano
Date 1453
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 166

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 19
Summary Catalogue no. 34086
Summary of contents Hippocrates, Epistolae, tr. Giovanni Aurispa. Aristotle, De uirtutibus, tr. Theodore Gaza.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 299
Bibliography
1985
Pearl Kibre, Hippocrates Latinus: Repertorium of Hippocratic Writings in the Latin Middle Ages, revised edn., New York: Fordham University Press, 1985 (reprinted 1989), p. 162 [fols. 3r, 5r-v]

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 20 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 36980
Papyrological Reference P. Oxy. 884; CLA ii. 246
Summary of contents Fragments of a codex of Sallust, Catilina (vi, 2-7).
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian, Oxyrhynchus
Date 5th century
Material papyrus
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 496
Manuscript image fol. recto Fragment of Chapter IV. Early half-uncial.
Bibliography
1998
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 16, 36

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 29
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Giovanni Giocondo, Collection of inscriptions, with additions.
Language Latin and Greek
Origin Italian, Milan (?)
Date 1498 (fols. 17-224) and 15th century, late; additions, 16th century
Material paper

Provenance

Library of the Theatines at S. Paolo in Naples; Federico Patetta (1867-1945), Professor of the History of Law at the University of Turin, MS. 40; bought from E. P. Goldschmidt, cat. XV, no 16, 1928.
Bibliography
2001
Exhibition Leaflet, The survival of antiquity in Oxford manuscripts: an exhibition in the Bodleian Library Summer 2001, [Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2001], no. C1

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.
1992
[Exh. Cat.] All'ombra del lauro: documenti librari della cultura in età laurenziana, by Anna Lenzuni (Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, 4 May -- 30 June 1992), Florence: Silvana Editoriale, 1992, p. 122 no. 2.104
1984
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)

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 30
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Juvenal, Satires.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 547, pl. L)


Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 31
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Horace, works (imperfect at the beginning).
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 248)

Provenance

'M. Giovanni Guadagni', 16th century; 'Al Mag co m. Lorenzo Diozmiò', 16th century; bequeathed by C. M. Firth, 1931

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 37 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Papyrological Reference ChLA iv. 270
Summary of contents Acta diurna of an unknown corps stationed near Philadelphia (fragment).
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian
Date 3rd century, second half (?)
Material papyrus

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 42
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Cicero, De amicitia; De senectute; Paradoxa.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper

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.
Bibliography
1918
Sotheby's Sale Catalogue, 10 June 1918, lot 140

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 47
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Part (foliated 245-284) of a school book: Maximianus, Elegies. Statius, Achilleis. Claudian, De raptu Proserpinae.
Language Latin
Origin French, North (?)
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Red initials with penwork.

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; H. W. Garrod; bought, 1961.
Bibliography
1975
The Survival of Ancient Literature, (Exh. cat.), Bodleian Library, 1975, no. 139
1964
Bodleian Library Record, 7, no. 4, Dec. 1964, 219-220

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 48
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Miscellany of texts from Latin authors, including excerpts from Valerius Maximus; Collatio Alexandri Magni cum Dindimo; Cicero, Caesarian orations and Paradoxa.
Language Latin
Origin English (?)
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Red and green initials with penwork.

Provenance

Thomas Brudenell and his wife Mary Tresham, 17th century; Sotheby's 12 Dec. 1966, lot 218.
Bibliography
1975
The Survival of Ancient Literature, (Exh. cat.), Bodleian Library, 1975, no. 135, with pl. of part of fol. iiir
1966
Sotheby's Sale Catalogue, 12 Dec. 1966, lot 218

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 50
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Cicero, Somnium Scipionis, De fato, De universitate, etc. Hyginus, Astronomica. Etc.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, last quarter, c. 1487 (?)
Material paper

Decoration
Plain red initials. Spaces left for initials. Astronomical diagram on fol. 34v.

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, Sotheby's, 6 June 1898 and following days, 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.
Bibliography
1907
Sotheby's 24 June 1907, lot 715

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 51
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Ps.-Vergil, Priapeia. 'N. R. Philenus Talliacocianus', Cunnea; Altilis; Carmen de bello pulicum.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper

Decoration
Plain red initials.

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.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. e. 52
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Livy, Third decade, imperfect.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Naples?
Date c. 1450
Material parchment

Decoration
Painted initials.

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, introduction 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. Photocopies of other dispersed leaves are in MS. Lat. class. e. 53.
Bibliography
2000
A. C. de la Mare, 'A Livy copied by Giacomo Curlo dismembered by Otto Ege', in Interpreting and collecting fragments of medieval books (Proceedings of The Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford 1998), ed. Linda L. Brownrigg & Margaret M. Smith, Los Altos Hills, CA, & London, 2000, pp. 57-88, passim, incl. p. 73 Fig. 2
1950
Sotheby's 24 Jan. 1950, lot 461 and 11 Dec. 1984, lot 51

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. f. 3
Summary Catalogue no. 33195
Summary of contents Vibius Sequester, De fluminibus. Agroetius, De orthographia (imperfect).
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 234

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. f. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 36214
Summary of contents Prosper of Aquitaine, Epigrammata ex sententiis S. Augustini, preceded by a short prose Life.
Language Latin
Date 13th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 431

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. f. 5 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Papyrological Reference P. Oxy. 1379; CLA ii. 247
Summary of contents Fragment from a roll, containing Livy, Bk. I (v, 7-vi, 1).
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian, Oxyrhynchus
Date 4th century
Material papyrus
Bibliography
2000
Henri-Jean Martin et al., Mise en page et mise en texte du livre français: la naissance du livre moderne (XIVe-XVIIe siècles), n. pl.: Éditions du Cercle de la Librairie, [ 2000], pp. 5-6 and fig. 2, 485
1998
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 16, 36; No. 227, 99*
1996
M. D. Reeve, 'The place of P in the stemma of Livy 1-10', in Medieval manuscripts of the Latin classics: production and use, eds. Claudine A. Chavannes-Mazel & Margaret M. Smith (Proceedings of The Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Leiden, 1993), Los Altos Hills, CA: Anderson-Lovelace, and London: The Red Gull Press, 1996, pp. 74-89, at p. 90
1986
Bernhard Bischoff, Paläographie des römischen Altertums und des abendländischen Mittelalters (Grundlagen der Germanistik, 24), 2nd edn., Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1986 (1st edn. publ. 1979), p. 99n.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. f. 6
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Solinus, Collectanea rerum mirabilium.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 399)

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.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. f. 9 (P), MS. Lat. class. f. 10 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Waxed diptych: deed of appointment of M. Julius Alexander as guardian
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian
Date A.D. 199
Material wax, wood
Bibliography
1997
Giorgio Cencetti, Lineamenti di storia della scrittura latina: Dalle lezioni di paleografia (Bologna, a.a. 1953-54), supplemented reprint ed. Gemma Guerrini Ferri, Bologna: Patron Editore, 1997, [64]

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. g. 1 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 32242
Papyrological Reference P. Grenf. 2. 107; CLA ii. 271
Summary of contents Juristic fragment.
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian
Date 4th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 137
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 138
Bibliography
1998
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 16, 36

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. g. 2 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 32344
Papyrological Reference P. Grenf. II. 109; ChLA iv. 271
Summary of contents Accounts for joiner's work (fragment), with Greek on other side.
Language Latin and Greek
Origin Egyptian
Date First century or second century A.D.
Material papyrus
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 144

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. g. 3 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 32483
Papyrological Reference ChLA iv. 272
Summary of contents Military account (fragment), with Greek on verso.
Language Latin and Greek
Origin Egyptian
Date 87 A.D. (?)
Material papyrus
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 159

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. g. 4 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 32484
Papyrological Reference ChLA iv. 273
Summary of contents Military account (fragment).
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian
Date 2nd century or 3rd century
Material papyrus
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 159

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. g. 5 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. 33013
Papyrological Reference P. Fay. 10; CLA ii. 249
Summary of contents Ulpianus ad Edictum, bk. XLV (fragment). On the other side, a Greek text.
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian, Fayum
Date 3rd century
Material papyrus
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 217
Bibliography
1998
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 16, 36; No. 159, 2

Shelfmark MS. Lat. class. g. 7 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Papyrological Reference P. Bodl. I 95
Summary of contents Fragment of a letter (?).
Language Latin
Origin Egyptian
Date 1st century A.D. (?)
Material papyrus


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