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

MS. Add. C. 264

Summary Catalogue no.: 29438


1. (fol. 1)
L. Annaeus Seneca (the elder), Controversiae
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 62)
L. Annaeus Seneca (the younger), De Beneficiis
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 106)
Religious poem
Incipit: Dio te salui piena de humilitade
Language(s): Italian
3. (fol. 107)
Ps.-Aristotle, Economica (tr. Leonardo Bruni)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii + 128 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200–5 × 110 mm.


1 col., 28 lines.


Fol. 58: 'Per Paulum Johannis de Mannasseis de Interamna [probably Terni, Umbria] scriptus florentie existentem officialem officialem [sic] maiorem magnifice Artis lane florentine Sub annis dominj Millesimo iiijc xxv et xxvj videlicet per annum.' To fol. 121v of the volume is partly in the same hand, undated; the writer's name appears in an initial on fol. 107 and he wrote the final section, fols. 107–18v.


Initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 215)

Coloured initials.

Accompanying Material

Fols. 122–7 are six parchment leaves containing parts of bailiff's accounts in Latin, connected with a large estate at ‘Gonessa’, near Foligno, drawn up by Angelus cancellarius in the 15th century.


Origin: 1425–26 [in part: fols. 1–60] ; Italian, Florence

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Ernest Power of Liverpool in 1884 for £3 3s.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts, Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.