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

MS. D'Orville 514

Summary Catalogue no.: 17392


Petrarch , Il Canzoniere
Language(s): Italian
Petrarch , Trionfi
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine border, historiated and other initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 270, pl. XXIV)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial V; full border
  • Subject Initial: profile half-figure of the author, holding a book. Border: interlace, floral designs, gold disks, birds, seated winged putto. In the lower margin two winged putti support a medallion left blank to be filled with a coat of arms.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter (c. 1450-60) ; Italian, Florence

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)