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

MS. D'Orville 10

Summary Catalogue no.: 16888


Cicero; Ps.-Cicero, works
(fol. 1v)
Cicero, De Inventione Rhetorica

With copious introduction and scholia

(fol. 68v)
Cicero, De Officiis
(fol. 215v)
Cicero, Paradoxa
(fol. 221)
Cicero, Oratio pro M. Marcello

With coniderable scholia

(fol. 223)
Cicero, Oratio pro Qu. Ligario

With considerable scholia

(fol. 225v)
Cicero, Oratio pro rege Deiotaro

With considerable scholia

(fol. 229)
Cicero, Oratio de Lege Manilla

With considerable scholia

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: i + 247 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.375 × 9 in.


Two hands: the handwriting changes at fols 33, 68v, 221 and 229 but is probably of the same date


Origin: 15th century, late (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

The library of the House of Orange-Nassau: recorded in the 1686 shelflist; included in the 1749 auction at The Hague (see A. D. Renting, A. S. Korteweg, et al., The seventeenth-century Orange-Nassau library: the catalogue compiled by Anthonie Smets in 1686, the 1749 auction catalogue, and other contemporary sources (Utrecht, 1993), p. 646 no. 3483; catalogue p. 216 lot 53, bought by:

Pieter de Hondt (1696–1764), printer, publisher, and bookseller of The Hague.

Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751)

Jean D'Orville, b. 1734, his son, by descent

Jean D'Orville, son of Jean, by descent

Sold to the Rev. John Cleaver Banks (1765/1766–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804

Record Sources

Description adapted (February 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897)

Last Substantive Revision

2024-02-28: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)