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

MS. Add. A. 165

Summary Catalogue no.: 24728


1. (fol. 1)
Juvenal, Satires (with gloss)
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 93)
Persius, Satires
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 112)
Form of a letter to a friend

Later addition.

Language(s): Latin and Italian
4. (fol. 113)
Commentary on Juvenal, Sat. i.1 to ii.3
Incipit: In expositione poetarum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 126 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written): 145–55 × 80–90 mm.


20 long lines.


Ink initials.


Origin: 1475 ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 91v: 'Explicit Juuenalis Deo Gratias Amen .M.CCCC.Lxxv Die Aprilis iij'. The rest of the MS to fol. 126 (except 112r-v) if in the same hand and at least as far as fol. 110 was probably written at the same time as fols. 1–91v.

Guglielmo Libri, no. 564 in his sale, 1859.

Purchased by the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Adapted (2017) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts, and from the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.