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

MS. Add. A. 171

Summary Catalogue no.: 24710


Language(s): Latin

Liber cartule PL 184, 1307–14
Incipit: Moribus et uita quisquis uult esse facetus

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Miniatures (two marginal drawings of Virtues and Vices)

fol. 49r

  • Type ink drawings, left and right margins
  • Subject Virtues and Vices: two human figures (one seated, wearing a crown and holding a sceptre, another standing, holding a torch (?)), and two smaller figures of demons.

Penwork initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 183)


Brown calf with gold ornament, etc., about 1830-40 (?), with coloured capitals.


Origin: 14th century, second half ; Italian

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.