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

MS. D'Orville 536

Summary Catalogue no.: 17414

Former shelfmark: Auct. X. 2. inf. 2. 35


1. (fol. 1)
Piercandido Decembrio, Peregrina Historia
Rubric: P. Candidi in libris Peregrine Historie […] prefatio
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 29)
Piercandido Decembrio, Grammaticon
Rubric: P. Candidi Gr(a)maticon liber primus
Colophon: Thomas Guarimbertus scr(i)psit
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 66 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.25 × 7.875 in.


Some margins are injured.


Written in humanistic script by Thomas Guarimbertus, fol. 63v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 708)


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 708, pl. LXIX)


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Lombardy

Provenance and Acquisition

'Jacobus Cahannius' (on fol. iii 'J. Cahaiones') 'me iure possidet' (16th cent.)

The volume bears the arms (on the binding) and the armorial bookplate of N. J. Foucault.

Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751), acquired at the disperal of Foucault's library (MS. D'Orville 302, fol. 30r).

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 (July 2022) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 708 [decoration, date, localization]
Summary Catalogue (1897)

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2022-07: Description revised to incorporate all information in Summary Catalogue.