MS. Lat. class. d. 37
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Cicero; Italy (partly Florence), early 15th century
Rhetorical works of Cicero, a manuscript of the family of 'codices mutili'
II 84.343 ([benefi]cio posite) to end
26.91 (Tertium quod restat huius partitionis) - 57.191 (Spondeum et trocheum), 69.231 (quo enim perversetur genere numerorum) to end.
There are many side notes in a contemporary humanist hand.
In a rather later hand. Supplements to the text of De oratore, supplying the parts which came to light at Lodi in 1421, comprising:
I 28.128 – 34.157, 43.194 to end.
II 1.1 – 16.69 (tradantur), 60.245 (in quos nolis) - 71.287 (nichil credere). At the beginning of this supplement (fol. 56) there is a marginal note ‘Istud usque ad tale signum T est iam in veteri parte libri’.
39 and 40 long lines
Humanist script, three main hands, fols. 1–37 of the style of Poggio
Fine early humanist initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 210, pl. XIX)
Initials in early humanist style, yellow on red, blue, green and pink grounds with white vine interlace.
18th(?)-cent. Italian plain parchment cased-binding with two pairs of fore-edge ties; using a fragment of a 13th-cent. leaf of a glossed Decreatals MS as a spine-lining; the spine inscribed 'M T CI | CERO | AD QM | ET ALIA | 16. | M.'
The back strip is part of a leaf of the Decretals, glossed, 13th century.
Provenance and Acquisition
18th-century notes: ‘M. T. C. 2’ (fol. 1r) & ‘M. T. CI/ CERO/ AD Q.M / ET ALIA / 16./M.’ (spine)
Bought at Sotheby's, 6 Dec. 1954, lot 23.
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.