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

MS. D'Orville 154

Summary Catalogue no.: 17032


Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae

Ending at the end of fol. 46r with 'Nam cum omne iudicium' (the close of the 4th prosa of Book 5)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 49 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 6.5 × 5 in.


Much rubbed


Origin: c. 1300 ; Italy (?)

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 (June 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-06-27: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)