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MS. D'Orville 157

Summary Catalogue no.: 17035


(fol. 1)
Rubric: Q. Horatij Flacci Venusini poete clarissimi Carminum sive Odarum... liber primus [&c.]
(fol. 57)
Rubric: ... Liber Epodon incipit. Lege feliciter
(fol. 70)
De arte poetica
Rubric: ... Poetrie sive de Arte Poetica ... liber ...
(fol. 79)
Rubric: ... Sermonum liber primus [et alter]
(fol. 117v)
Rubric: ... Epistolarum liber ...

This is the 'D'Orv. 2' of C. Kirchner's 'Novae Quaestiones Horatianae' (1847). MS. D'Orville 158 is Kirchner's 'D'Orv. 1'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 149 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.75 × 6.5 in.


Humanistic script (Pächt and Alexander ii. 473)


Pächt and Alexander ii. 473)

Fine border

Fine initials


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; Italy, Venice (?)

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 (March 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970)

Last Substantive Revision

2024-03-25: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)