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

MS. D'Orville 140

Summary Catalogue no.: 17018


Differentiae sermonum Ciceronis
Incipit: Incipiunt Differencie Marci Tullij Ciceronis secundum ordinem ABCm

Grammatical and lexical account of different meanings of similar terms used by Cicero, in alphabetical order

Incipit: Quid est inter abundat et superfluit'
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii + 39 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.625 × 6 in.


The handwriting changes between fol. 21r and fol. 21v


Origin: 15th century, end

Provenance and Acquisition

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 (April 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897)

Last Substantive Revision

2024-04-08: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)