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

MS. Add. A. 169

Summary Catalogue no.: 28749


Horace , Carmina
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 87)
Horace , Epodi
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 105)
Horace , Carmen saeculare
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 110 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 137 mm.
Dimensions (written): 140 × c. 70 mm.


1 col., 18 lines.


Coloured initial, spaces left for other initials.


Origin: 1477 ; Italian, North-east

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 107: 'finis .M.CCCC.L.XXVII'. Ruling is on the versos of leaves only, which suggests an origin in north-east Italy.

Pressmark 'Kk. d. 21', fol. 110v and back pastedown; in the same series as the pressmark 'V. c. 4' in MS. Add. A. 168, also of Italian origin.

Sotheby's, 20-21 June 1860, lot. 258; purchased by the Bodleian.

Record Sources

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


    A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 9

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.