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

MS. Auct. F. 2. 3

Summary Catalogue no.: 8858


Ovid, Metamorphoses

Due to loss of pages (see below), Books 3.397 to 4.358 are missing

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: i + 186 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.75 × 8.5 in.


12 leaves have dropped out


On fol. 185v is a maze.


Origin: 15th century, first half

Provenance and Acquisition

Nicolaas Heinsius (?): this volume may be no. 93 in the Heinsius sale catalogue (March 1682-1683), tom. ii. p. 68

Bought at the Heinsius sale by Edward Bernard (1638–1697)

Bequeathed by Bernard to his widow

Purchased from her by the Bodleian in 1698

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1895)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-06-09: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1895)