A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

Merton College E. 3. 35 (3-5).


Language(s): Latin

Poggio Bracciolini, De Auaritia (first recension), containing text as pr. in his Opera Omnia I, ed. R. Fubini (Turin, 1964), pp. 22–4.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Two small fragments, one torn across, from consecutive leaves
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Dimensions (written): × mm.


Long lines (orig. 28)


Written in the humanistic bookhand of Thomas Candour.


Origin: s. xv ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Two more leaves (De Infelicitate Principum) in 76. a. 6 (Nov. Testamentum, Greek, Paris 1550–7); two in Christ Church f. 3. 7 (C. Wolfius, Basel 1566), Defensiuncula; one in BL, Harl. 5915, f. 16 (De Infelicitate); one in private hands in London (Guarino).

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.


    Ker, Pastedowns, nos 1663, 1891, and Corrigenda, p. 21; D. Rundle, ‘The Scribe Thomas Candour and the Making of Poggio Bracciolini’s English Reputation’, English Manuscript Studies, 12 (2004), 1–25, at pp. 17–18, including a reconstruction of the original book.

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .

Last Substantive Revision

2019-12-09: First online publication

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