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

MS. Lat. class. d. 27

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


(fol. 1)
Leonardo Bruni, De bello Italico
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 46)
Leonardo Bruni, Letter to Francesco Barbaro, 1443

On the relation of the preceding work to that of Procopius, dated Florence, 1443

Incipit: Particulam litterarum tuarum.
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 47)
Poggio Bracciolini, De nobilitate (imperfect; ends at p.79 of the 1538 Basle ed.)
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 54)
Poggio Bracciolini, Letter to Gregorio Correr, 1440

In reply to his criticism of the De nobilitate, dated Florence, 1440 (see Walser, Poggius Florentinus Leben u. Werke, Leipzig, 1914, p.215), beg. imperf.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: erga te
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (modern parchment) + 56 + ii (modern parchment)
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 160 × 105 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-ii,1–58; traces of an 18th/19th-cent. foliation in the lower margin near the fore-edge, from '18' (fol. 10r) to '60' (fol. 40)


1(6)–4(6), 5(8), 6(8), 7(8) (wants 4, 5) 8(8) (wants 3–6), 9(8) (wants 4, 5), catchwords


30 long lines, written above top line


Humanistic script


Pächt and Alexander ii. 666, pl. LXIV:

Fine partial border (fol.1).

Fine initials.


English binding, c.1920s/30s, polished brown leather over pasteboards, the spine lettered in gilt 'DE | BELLO | GOTH | ICO'; two fore-edge clasps


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Bologna (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol.1 within a laurel wreath are the defaced arms: azure (?), a lion rampant gules or or (?), perhaps Ricciabani of Florence.

C. M. Firth

Bequeathed by him, 1931.

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.