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

MS. D'Orville 96

Summary Catalogue no.: 16974


Language(s): Latin

Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae

Books I-XVI

With scholia

Preceded and followed by some grammatical notes

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 169 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.25 × 7 in.


Pächt and Alexander i. 514

Good initials


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; France (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Johannes de Praefect.', 14th century. In Italy in the 14th century.

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

MS. D'Orville 96, flyleaves


(Fol. 167)
Commentary on Job (?)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 12th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966)

Last Substantive Revision

2024-03-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)