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

MS. Bodl. 80

Summary Catalogue no.: 2268


Sinesius Cyrenensis, Laus Calvitii (Latin translation by John Free)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine border, initials (faceted capitals, cf. Bodley 646). Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 608, pl. LIX)


Origin: c. 1461 ; Italian, Padua

Provenance and Acquisition

Glastonbury, Somerset, Benedictine Abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin: 'Hunc librum de laude caluorum domino Petro Weston monacho glastoniensi dono quod [?] dedit venerabilis pater Iohannes Selwode Abbas Glastoniensis' (on flyleaf, fol. 1r). (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Julius Palmer, William Lile, Jeremias Warner, Edward Bowton? (MLGB3)

Italian humanist hand. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.