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
i.e. III 1.1 - 5.17, 28.110 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’.
III 5.17 – 28.110.
39 and 40 long lines
Humanist script, three main hands, fols. 1-37 of the style of Poggio
Fine early humanist initials. (P&A 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)