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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.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.