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

MS. D'Orville 76

Summary Catalogue no.: 16954


Cicero , Philippics
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders, historiated and other initials. By the Master of the Vitae imperatorum. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 698, pl. LXVIII)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial A
  • Subject Teacher, seated, with a book open on a lectern, addresses two students seated on a bench.
  • Type full border
  • Subject Floral designs; arms of Bartolomeo Visconti, bp. of Novara, overpainted with the arms of a member of the family of Tournon.


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; Italian, Milan

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)