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├Ącht and Alexander 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.


Red morocco with gold tooling (17th cent. ?).


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)

Last Substantive Revision

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