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

MS. Bodl. 580

Summary Catalogue no.: 2190


Language(s): Latin

Petrarch, Eclogues
Rubric: Francisci Petrarce laureati poete de Florentia Buccolicum carmen

In twelve parts.

At p. 80 follow nine hexameters on the Muses:

Incipit: Primum scire facit

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 86 pages
Dimensions (binding): 10.125 × 7.625 in.


Fine borders

Fine historiated initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 645, pl. LXII)

  • fol. 1r: initial M: half-figure of the author, holding an open book.

Fine initials (Pächt and Alexander ii. 645, pl. LXII)


Origin: c. 1400 ; Italian, Bologna (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Sum liber Roberti Clercj 1614.'

'Liber Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ ex dono Walkedeni Wood in artibus Magistri, e Coll. Reginæ. Sept. 6. 1622.'

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2021) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, II (1970), no. 645 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

2021-01-14: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC and Pächt and Alexander.