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MS. D'Orville 79

Summary Catalogue no.: 16957


Cicero, Speeches

With some glosses

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 1)
De lege Manilia
Rubric: ... Marci Tullij Ciceronis de magni Pompeij laudibus...
(fol. 11)
Rubric: ... Miloniana
(fol. 27)
Rubric: ... Pro Cn. Plancio...
(fol. 44v)
Rubric: ... Pro Sylla...
(fol. 59)
Rubric: ... Pro Marco Marcello...
2. (fol. 63)
Ps.-Sallust; Ps.-Cicero, Inuectiuae
Rubric: C. Crispi Salustij contra M. T. Cyceronem incipit Inuectiua

Followed by the 'Responsio' of Cicero

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 67v)
Cicero, De officiis

Book I, chapters 1-26 (ends 'potiusque et amicis (impertientes)'), some leaves being lost

Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 81)
Orationes in Catilinam

Two leaves of the fourth oration against Catiline, chapters 6-11 ('clarisimus uir armatus - firmissimo me')

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Formerly bound with MS. D'Orville 89
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 83 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.375 × 7.25 in.


By the same scribe as MS. D'Orville 89, dated 1417.


Pächt and Alexander ii. 920

Good penwork borders

Good initials


Origin: c. 1417 ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751)

Jean D'Orville, b. 1734, his son, by descent

Jean D'Orville, son of Jean, by descent

Sold to the Rev. John Cleaver Banks (1765/1766–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970)

Last Substantive Revision

2024-03-25: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)