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

MS. Add. C. 143

Summary Catalogue no.: 28404


Priscian, De constructione

Institutiones grammaticae XVII-XVIII

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


P├Ącht and Alexander ii. 45 (border, fol. 50v, and other initials, 13th century, first half.):

Initial (retouched).

Human profiles, scribbled in margins, accompany glosses on fols. 31r, 32r, 48r, 65r, 78v, 96r, 97v and 50v.

fol. 50v

  • Type border, left and lower margin
  • Subject Hybrid figure (animal body and human head).


Red morocco with gold ornament, English of about A.D. 1800.


Origin: 12th century, first half (?); added decoration, 13th century, first half ; Italian, North

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.