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MS. Lat. class. d. 26

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


Ps.-Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herennium

With elementary glosses and marginalia.

Colophon: Ego Pierus Martini Servantii de sancto Severino scripsi hunc librum Anno domini Millessimo quatracentessimo 1.c. Sexagessimo octavo tempore Pauli papae secundi in iscola egregii preceptoris Petri filitiani de Cinculo: Amen

S.Severino and Cingoli are in Macerata.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: usus consuetudoque
Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark three mountains and cross cf.Briquet 11702
Extent: v (original paper) + 76
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 140 × 90 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-v, 1–22a, 22b-75


1(10) – 7(10), 8(10) (7–10 canc.) Catchwords


25 long lines, written above top line


Written in a poor humanist script by Pierus Martini Servantii de S. Severino


Blank spaces left for initials not filled in.


Original binding: sewn on three alum-tawed split straps, laced into wood boards covered with of blind-tooled polished brown leather; remains of a single strap at the fore-edge


Origin: 1468 ; Italian, Cingulo [Cinguli], prov. Macerata

Provenance and Acquisition

Written by Pierus Martini Servantii de S. Severino, 1468

Guglielmo Libri, his sale, 1859, lot 257

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), his MS. 23621, but apparently without any of his usual markings; by descent to Thomas Fitzroy Fenwick, inscribed on the lower pastedown 'T F F | Xd 1891'

Phillipps sale at Sotheby's, 21 March 1895 and four following days, lot 177, bought by Tregaskis for £2 15s.

Richard Hancock (bookplate)

E. P. Goldschmidt, with his pencil inscriptions and stock no. '#9890', his cat. XV, no. 9

Bought by the Bodleian in 1928.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 536

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.