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. (Pächt and Alexander 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.


Black leather with gold tooling (16th cent.?).


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)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.