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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 210

Summary Catalogue no.: 19196

Contents

(fols. 1ra-88vb)
Ambrose, Letters
Incipit: ||aduenit factus ex muliere

In the following order (CSEL numbers are followed in parentheses by the Maurist numbers):

  • (fol. 1ra) Ep. 65 (75) (begins imperfect in § 7; text continues from MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229, fol. 73vb)
  • (fol. 1ra) Ep. 68 (26)
  • (fol. 2va) Ep. 54 (64)
  • (fol. 3rb) Ep. 17 (81)
  • (fol. 4rb) Ep. 5 (4)
  • (fol. 4vb) Ep. 43 (3)
  • (fol. 5ra) Ep. 8 (39)
  • (fol. 5vb) Ep. 9 (79)
  • (fol. 6rb) Ep. 18 (70)
  • (fol. 8vb) Ep. 19 (71)
  • (fol. 9va) Ep. 20 (77)
  • (fol. 11ra) Ep. 21 (34)
  • (fol. 12ra) Ep. 22 (35)
  • (fol. 13vb) Ep. 23 (36)
  • (fol. 14rb) Ep. 29 (43)
  • (fol. 16va) Ep. 31 (44)
  • (fol. 18rb) Ep. 66 (78)
  • (fol. 19ra) Ep. 67 (80)
  • (fol. 19vb) Ep. 24 (82)
  • (fol. 20vb) Ep. 26 (54)
  • (fol. 21ra) Ep. 38 (55)
  • (fol. 21va) Ep. 27 (58)
  • (fol. 23ra) Ep. 32 (48)
  • (fol. 23va) Ep. 33 (49)
  • (fol. 24ra) Ep. 34 (45)
  • (fol. 25rb) Ep. 37 (47)
  • (fol. 25vb) Ep. 39 (46)
  • (fol. 27rb) Ep. 40 (32)
  • (fol. 28ra) Ep. 28 (50)
  • (fol. 29va) Ep. 35 (83)
  • (fol. 30rb) Ep. 36 (2)
  • (fol. 33va) Ep. 69 (72)
  • (fol. 36rb) Ep. 41 (86)
  • (fol. 36rb) Ep. 46 (85)
  • (fol. 36va) Ep. 42 (88)
  • (fol. 36va) Ep. 44 (68)
  • (fol. 36vb) Ep. 48 (66)
  • (fol. 37vb) Ep. 45 (52)
  • (fol. 38ra) Ep. 47 (87)
  • (fol. 38rb) Ep. 49 (59)
  • (fol. 38va) Ep. 50 (25)
  • (fol. 39ra) Ep. 51 (15)
  • (fol. 40ra) Ep. 52 (16)
  • (fol. 41ra) Ep. 53 (91)
  • (fol. 41ra) Ep. 56 (5)
  • (fol. 43ra) Ep. 57 (6)
  • (fol. 45va) Ep. 58 (60)
  • (fol. 46va) Ep. 59 (84)
  • (fol. 46va) Ep. 60 (90)
  • (fol. 46vb) Ep. 61 (89)
  • (fol. 46vb) Ep. 62 (19)
  • (fol. 50va) Ep. 70 (56)
  • (fol. 51vb) Ep. 77 (22)
  • (fol. 53vb) Ep. extra coll. 14 (63)
  • (fol. 64rb) Ep. 30 (24)
  • (fol. 65vb) Ep. 72 (17)
  • (fol. 67rb) Ep. 72a (17a, Relatio Symmachi)
  • (fol. 68vb) Ep. 73 (18)
  • (fol. 72rb) Ep. 75 (21)
  • (fol. 73va) Ep. 75a (21a, Sermo contra Auxentium)
  • (fol. 77rb) Ep. 76 (20)
  • (fol. 79vb) Ep. 74 (Extra coll. 1a) (40)
  • (fol. 82vb) Ep. 25 (53)
  • (fol. 83rb) Ep. extra coll. 2 (61)
  • (fol. 83vb) Ep. extra coll. 3 (62)
  • (fol. 84ra) Ep. extra coll. 4 (10)
  • (fol. 85rb) Ep. extra coll. 5 (11)
  • (fol. 85vb) Ep. extra coll. 6 (12)
  • (fol. 86va) Ep. extra coll. 7
  • (fol. 87vb) Ep. extra coll. 8 (14)
  • (fol. 88va) Ep. extra coll. 9 (13) (ends imperfect in § 5; text continues in MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229, fol. 58ra).

Attached to fol. 37v is a fifteenth-century piece of paper with an instruction not to copy Ep. 47 (87).

Quires 4-14 of a larger book; quires 3 and 15 are now MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229, fols. 58-73.

MS. Rawl. D. 893 fols. 76-7 were formerly part of this volume.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper) + 88 + i (modern paper slip with list of letters) + i
Dimensions (leaf): 340 × 245 mm.
Foliation: 1-88, the endleaves unfoliated.

Layout

2 cols., 34 lines, written space 250 × 170 mm.

Decoration

Red initials with a little 'arabesque' decoration.

Rubrics.

Binding

Canonici binding.

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; Italian, North, Lombardy (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Francesco Petrarch, 1304-1374: annotations in his hand.

Pietro Donato, 1380-1447: annotations in his hand.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Adapted by Matthew Holford, with additional description (June 2019: content, dimensions, layout, decoration) from the following sources:
A. C. de la Mare, ‘‘Sapiens ubique est civis’: Petrarch's copy of Ambrose's letters’, in Manuscripts at Oxford: an exhibition in memory of Richard William Hunt (1908-1979) (1980), 145-6 [date, localization, provenance, binding]
H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (12 images from 35mm slides)