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

MS. Auct. F. 3. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 8877


1. (fol. 1)
Vegetius, Epitome rei militaris
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 51)
Frontinus, Stratagemata
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii + 109 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 187 mm.


1 col., 200 × 105–10 mm. , c. 30–4 lines


Coloured initials.



Blind-ruled half-leather binding over boards, 15th century.


Origin: 1494 ; Italian, Rimini

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 50v (covering fols. 1–50v): ‘1494’. Fol. 107, covering fols. 51–107: ‘Finis: 1494. Die quinta octobris: Arim(in)j’.

Nicolas Heinsius, 1620–81: his sale, March 1683, catalogue, II, p. 138, no. 138.

Purchased by Edward Bernard (1638–97).

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

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 55 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Summary Catalogue (1895) [contents, provenance]

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-24: Fully revised to incorporate all information in Watson and SC.