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

MS. Duke Humfrey d. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 2934

Contents

Pliny the Younger, Epistles
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 697)

Binding

Seventeenth-century Oxford binding of reddish brown leather, with the arms of the University and its motto 'Sapientia. fælicitas' in gilt.

History

Origin: before Feb. 1443/4 ; Italian, Milan

Provenance and Acquisition

Oxford, Oxfordshire, University: (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

'Humfrey Duke of Gloucester' (fol. 101r). Dr. Rob. Master, Bp. of Lichfield. (MLGB3)

2 o folio: 'non me'. Given to Oxford by Duke Humphrey in 1443/4, no. 75. Vickers, p. 426. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources. Binding described by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.