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

MS. D'Orville 552

Summary Catalogue no.: 17430


With commentary in Italian framing the text deriving (according to Roddewig) from:

Colophon: (fol. 186v) Qvesta seconda canticha jscrissse jo Michele di piero di Tomaso e de mia
Colophon: (fol. 187) In nome di dio […] MCCCCoxlviij die primo febraio […]
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 310 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 280 × 200 mm.


2 cols., c. 45-7 lines, column space 230-5 × 80 mm. ; but sometimes laid out as a central text with gloss set variously around it.


One scribe, Michele di Piero.


Origin: 1448 ; Italian, Tuscany

Record Sources

Description adapted (2021) from the following sources, with additional reference to literature as cited:
Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 446
The Summary Catalogue (1895)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


    Marcella Roddewig, Dante Alighiere: Die göttliche Komödie (1984), no. 529

Last Substantive Revision

2021-11: Description revised with reference to Watson and Roddewig.