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

MS. D'Orville 177

Summary Catalogue no.: 17055


1. (fol. 1r)
Juvenal, Satires
Incipit: SEMPER EGO AVDITOR tantum numquam ne reponam
Colophon: Explicit liber Jouenalis
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 85r)
Persius, Satires
Incipit: NNEC fonte labra prolui caballino Nec in bicipiti somniasse parnasso
Colophon: Explicit Persius
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 100r)
Antonio Beccadelli, Laus Elisiae
Incipit: Elisia auricomas inter celeberrima nymphas
Explicit: Saepius et timidos iungat utrumque Venus
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 101 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 185 × 127 mm.
Dimensions (leaf): 179 × 124 mm.
There are a number of catchwords; e.g. 'praeterea' at the bottom of fol. 24v and 'Ancipitis' at the bottom of fol. 92v


21-23 lines per page


Humanistic script (Pächt and Alexander ii. 400)


Pächt and Alexander ii. 400

Good border (fol. 1r)

Good initials


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italy, Ferrara (?)

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 (1765/6–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804

Record Sources

Description adapted (January 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). Additional details and page measurements by SJB

Last Substantive Revision

2024-01-05: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)