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

MS. Duke Humfrey d. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 2934


Pliny the Younger, Epistles
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 697)


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


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

Provenance and Acquisition

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

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

'Anno Domini MDCXX° 8bris 30. Robertus Master LL: Doctor Cancellarius Episcopi Coven: et Lichfeild Oxoniensi Bibliothecæ Dono dedit & restituit hunc librum, olim ad Humphredum Ducem Glocestriæ pertinentem, vt videre est propria ipsius manu scriptum in vltima pagina huius Libri'.

Record Sources

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


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Last Substantive Revision

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