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

MS. Lat. class. c. 14

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no description available


Valerius Maximus , Facta et dicta memorabilia (start and end lost)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, various watermarks
Extent: i (post-medieval paper) + 121 + i (post-medieval paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 225 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 207-8 × 125 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i, 1-122; an older but also 20th cent. pencil foliation, probably Italian, in the lower left corner of fols. 1-121, corresponds with the Bodleian foliation.


31-40 written lines per page, above top line


Several hands; heavily annotated in places


Some initials containing a crudely drawn figure or face (e.g. fols. 44v, 59r)


20th-cent. Italian plain parchment over thin pasteboards, with yapped edges and two pairs of leather ties at the fore-edge; the spine inscribed 'Valerius | Maximus' and 'MSS'; the endleaves are apparently preserved from an earlier binding in which they were all at the back of the volume


Origin: 15th century (?) ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian from Sibrium, Libri e manoscritti, Milan, in 1980.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.