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

MS. Lat. class. e. 29

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


Giovanni Giocondo, Collection of inscriptions
Language(s): Latin and Greek
Colophon: (fol. 224) Prothassius Cribellus Mediolanens.Pictor 1498 scripsit

The bulk of the volume (fols.17–182) contains a transcript by Protasio Crivelli, the Milanese painter, of the collection of inscriptions made by Joannes Jocundus (Giocondo) of Verona. This MS. is referred to by J. B. de Rossi (Inscr. Christ. urb. Rom. II. p. 397) as belonging to the second edition, dedicated to Ludovious de Agnellis, but in fact it has the dedication of the first edition to Lorenzo dei Medici. There follows (fol.182v) a similar collection, also in Crivelli's hand, and perhaps also a part of Giocondo's collections. This is followed (fol.224v) by additions of the same character in different hands of the 16th century. See G. Rushforth Carlo Crivelli, Lond., 1900, p. 79 note. To the main part of the ms. were added:

Etruscan inscriptions translated into Latin with notes
Language(s): Latin
List of notas

Similar to but not identical with those published by Mommsen in Keil, Grammatici Latini vol.IV.

Incipit: Aug Augustus, A A Augusti vel Auguste
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: rose cf. Briquet 6445; bird cf. Briquet 12145–7; bird in circle cf. Briquet 12202.
Extent: i (modern paper) + ii (older paper flyleaf with another paper slip stuck to it) + 229
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 115 × 70 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-iii, 1–229; an early ink foliation omits starts with the main text: 1–60 (fols. 17–76), then stops; an older pencil foliation numbers the prefatory matter: 1–17 (fols. 1–17) and continues from where the ink foliation stops: 61–213 (fols. 77–229)


1(5), 2(14) added to 1(10)– 3(10), 4(12)– 11(12), 12(10), 13(8), 14(12), 15(12), 16(14), 17(10), 18(14)+1, 19(8)(7 canc.) Catchwords


22 long lines, above top line


Humanistic cursive


16th cent. brown calf with blind-stamped foliate panels; two clasps (fastening from the upper to the lower board)


Origin: 1498 (fols. 17–224) and 15th century, late; additions, 16th century ; Italian, Milan (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Library of the Theatines at S. Paolo in Naples (seen there by Paciaudi)

Federico Patetta (1867–1945), Professor of the History of Law at the University of Turin, MS. 40

Bought from E. P. Goldschmidt, cat. XV, no 16, 1928.

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.