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

MS. Lat. class. d. 42

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


Valerius Maximus, Facta et dicta memorabilia

(fragments, five leaves).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Plain red initials.


Origin: 15th century, second half, before 1480 ; Italian, North-east (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Parent volume sold by the estate of Maestro Zacharia in Venice, 12 June 1479, to Maestro Vincenzo de Aquila , whose heirs gave it to Fra Gabriele da Padova

Parent volume by the 17th century in the library of Diego de Colmenares

Parent volume sold by Sotheby's three times during the 20th century: first at the Mostyn sale (13 July 1920, lot 124); subsequently as the property of J. T. Adams (7 December 1931, lot 227); again on 23 April 1934, lot 38.

Parent volume purchased from Otto F. Ege by Dorothy M. Schullian, 1945

These stray leaves were bought at Sotheby's, 26 November 1985, part of lot 81.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s (?)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.