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MS. D'Orville 207

Summary Catalogue no.: 17085


Commentary on Aristotle, Praedicamenta ('Anonymous D'Orvillensis')
Incipit: ⟨D⟩e huius operis auctore et auctoris intentione diu quaesitum est apud veteres
Explicit: grana tritici

Ends perhaps imperfect in a section 'de distinctione multiplicatis'.

Edited and discussed by Sten Ebbesen, who speculates that this is the author's fair copy of their draft version, noting that corrections are in the main hand, as are a number of sections marked for deletion and addition ('Anonymus D’Orvillensis’ Commentary on Aristotle’s Categories', Cahiers de l’Institut du Moyen-Âge Grec et Latin 70 (1999), 229-423)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 27 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.75 × 6 in.


2 cols


Origin: c. 1200 (according to Ebbesen) (c. 1300 according to the Summary Catalogue)

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 (February 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897), with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Last Substantive Revision

2024-02-01: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)