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

MS. Douce 347

Summary Catalogue no.: 21922


Terence, Comedies
Rubric: Terentii Afri poetae precellentissimi Comediarum Iiber ...

With Life and Epitaph, and arguments to each play

There are glosses, and in several places, 'Ego Caliopius recensui'

Explicit: . . . Phormio . . . explicit feliciter
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper. Watermarks: For one watermark cf. Briquet no. 11652 (Rome 1434-9, Genoa 1434, Florence 1435-7); the other watermark, a hunting-horn, is not identifiable in Briquet
Extent: ii + 142 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 304.8 × 228.6 mm.
Dimensions (leaf): 293 × 213 mm.


1 col., 24 lines, column space: 175-185 × 90-120 mm.


Coloured initials.

(Many spaces left.)


Origin: 1435 ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 140: “1435. Die xix. Aprilis tempore Eugenij pape quarti'

'Ex libris Petri Marcellini' (fol. 140: early 16th century ?)

Dr Anthony Askew (1722–1774).

No. 415 in the sale of the Askew manuscripts, 7 March, 1785.

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Page and column sizes, and information on the watermarks, follow Watson (1984)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 475

Last Substantive Revision

2023-06-27: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)