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

MS. Auct. F. 2. 11

Summary Catalogue no.: 8875


Lucan , Pharsalia (with gloss)
(fol. 1)
Rubric: M. Annei Lucani Vita ex commentario antiquissimo
(fol. 2)
Rubric: Omnibonus Vincentinus in Lucanum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 205 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 287 × 207 mm.
Dimensions (written): 180 × 70-90 mm.


1 col., 20 lines


Good decorative initials. (P&A i. 228, in Dutch section)

Coloured initials.


Blind-stamped leather over boards, late 15th century (original?).

Accompanying Material

The binding contains parts of two Latin deeds executed at Louvain in the early part of the 15th century, and at Brussels in 1409.


Origin: 1479 ; Flemish, Louvain

Provenance and Acquisition

'Explicit lucanus Scriptus louanij Anno domini Millesmio .cccco.lxxix.' (fol. 204).

Abraham Ortelius, 1527-98 (fol. ii)

Nicolas Heinsius, 1620-81: his sale, March 1683, catalogue, II, p. 68, no. 84.

Purchased by Edward Bernard (1638-97).

Purchased from Bernard's widow for the Bodleian in 1698.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from Watson, Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography), and the Summary Catalogue.


    A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 53
    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 228

Last Substantive Revision

2018-08-01: Fully revised to incorporate all information in Watson, P&A, and SC.