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MS. Auct. F. 2. 9

Summary Catalogue no.: 8876


Lucan, Pharsalia
Rubric: M. Annei Lucani Belli ciuilis historia

With glosses and scholia

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 97 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9.375 × 5.875 in.


A few pages supplied in a later hand


Pächt and Alexander ii. 1046:

Initials with later additions

Diagram, fol. 79


Origin: 12th century, first half (?) ; Italy (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

An erased inscription of three words, followed by 'deputatus no xiii,' and on fol. 1 'signatus no xiii'

'V.C. Georgius a Turre Patavinus Medicinæ Professor Regiæ Bibliothecæ donavit Ao MDCLIII' [i.e. to Christina of Sweden, but perhaps never part of her library, cf. MSS. Auct. F. 5. 3, F. 4. 19].

Nicolaas Heinsius: this volume may be no. 357 or no. 358 in the Heinsius sale catalogue (March 1682-1683), tom. ii. p. 88

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 (August 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1895). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-08-07: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1895)