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

MS. Auct. F. 2. 19

Summary Catalogue no.: 2172


Cicero, Tusculan disputations
Rubric: M. T. Ciceronis Tusculanarum Quaestionum liber primus...

In five books (see fols. 37v, 57, 82, 106v)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 140 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.5 × 6.625 in.


Humanistic script with epigraphic capitals.


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 618, pl. LX)


Stamped leather on pasteboard (English work, late 17th cent.) over older sewing, with 16th cent. English panels let into sides.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Padua (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Apparently owned late in the 15th cent. by 'dominus doctor Garsia Petri' (note on fol. ii, and 'Nomina nimpharum' on fol. 139)

John Tiptoft, -1470: annotation on fol. 50 (D. Rundle, The Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain (2019), 223 no. 13).

Owned in the 16th cent. by 'Thomas Burgys'.

Presented by Thomas Randal in 1602. 'Dec. 13. 1708. Codicem hunc cum Editione Cantabrigiensi per Davisium contuli. Tho. Hearne.'

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2021) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, II (1970), no. 618 [script, decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2021-01-05: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.