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.