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

MS. Add. A. 167

Summary Catalogue no.: 24768


Language(s): Latin

Epigram on Terence

Incipit: Natus in excelsis

Life of Terence

Incipit: Terentius genere extitit Afer
Terence, Comedies
Colophon: Expliciunt excerpa Terenty Johannis pircheimer Junioris (fol. 102)
Colophon: Explicit Terentius per Iohannem Pircheimer Ano domini mccccLiiij pasce (fol. 182v)
(fol. 183)

Life of Terence

Incipit: De Terentii vita in antiquis libris

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 192 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written): 155–60 × 90–5 mm.


1 col., c. 19–27 lines.


Two hands: (a) fol. 1–182v (b) fols. 183–192. Probably Hans and Hans-Johann Pirckheimer. Hans studied in Padua for several years and was in Rome at the beginning of 1455. Cf. A. Reimann, Die älteren Pirckheimer (1944); N. Holzberg, Willibald Pirckheimer: griechischer Humanismus in Deutschland (1981).


Coloured initials.



Origin: 1454 ; Italian (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Sewolt geuder', fol. 1; 'Sewaldus geuder Est posessor huius libery', fol. 192v: Sebald Geuder, grandson of Hans-Johann Pirckheimer.

Guglielmo Libri, no. 986 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.