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

MS. D'Orville 78

Summary Catalogue no.: 16956

Contents

Cicero, Orations
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine early humanist initials. Humanistic script attributable to Giovanni Aretino. Written after Poggio's discovery of these particular orations in 1417. (P├Ącht and Alexander ii. 211, pl. XIX)

History

Origin: 1418 (?) ; Italian, Florence

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 437

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.