MS. D'Orville 167
Summary Catalogue no.: 17045
Former shelfmark: Auct. X. 1. 5. 20
Tibullus, Martial, Beccadelli, Pontano, etc.; Italy, late 15th century
From i. 34, a leaf being lost at the beginning: the epitaph and short life follow.
Extracts from the Amores, etc.
Followed at fol. 75 by a similar poem beg.
And at fol. 78 by four Latin epitaphs, three connected with Atimetus and Homonoea 'in templo Sancti Michaelis Romae': one 'in Sancto Maiore Maria' at Rome (?), beg.
Followed by three Latin facetiae in verse
Copied among the text is Petrarch's epitaph on his dog Zabot (J. B. Trapp, 'Petrarchan Places. An Essay in the Iconography of Commemoration', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 69 (2006), 1-50 at 44 n. 139).
Some leaves are wanting after fol. 150, which ends 'nemorum deserta colebas.'
Provenance and Acquisition
Date: cf. F. R. Hausmann, ‘Datierte Quattrocento Handschriften Lateinischer Dichter’, in Kontinuitat Und Wandel. Lateinische Poesie Von Naevius Bis Baudelaire. Franco Munari Zum 65. Geburtstag, 1986, with references.
'Est Dionysij Aelij a Lancino Curtio suo' (early 16th cent. ?); i.e. Dionigi Ello, from Lancino Curzio, 1462-1512, both of Milan; see Arnaldo Ganda, 'La biblioteca latina del poeta milanese Lancino Corte (1462-1512)', La Bibliofilía, 93/3 (Settembre-Dicembre 1991), 221-277 at 225-6.
Johannes de Witt, 1678-1734; his sale, Bibliotheca Wittiana (1736), p. 75 n. 279
Bought by Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751) (MS. D'Orville 302 fol. 37r).
Jean D'Orville, b. 1734, his son, by descent.
Jean D'Orville, son of Jean, by descent.
Sold to the Rev. John Cleaver Banks (1765/6–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian.
Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804.
Last Substantive Revision
2022-08: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.