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MS. Lat. class. e. 30

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


Juvenal, Satires

With a few marginal variants and glosses. All except 1 and 16 are preceded by hexameters summarizing the contents, written by Guarino of Verona; (cf. Sabbadini, La scuola e gli studi di Guarino, Catania, 1896, p.97) and pr.by Endlicher, Cat. codd. lat. Vindobon., no CCXXI, p. 116.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: et cito
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (modern parchment) + 102 + ii (modern parchment)
Dimensions (leaf): 185 × 125 mm.
Dimensions (written): 115 × 75 mm.
Foliation: The text leaves foliated in 17th?-cent ink: 1–102; the endleaves in modern pencil: i-ii, 103–104


1(10) – 9(10), 10(12), catchwords. At the beginning of each quire are the words ‘Jesus Maria’


19 long lines, below top line


Humanistic script.


Pächt and Alexander ii. 547, pl. L:

Fine initials on fols. 1, 27, 44v, 62, 80v.

The rest plain red and blue capitals


Bound by Douglas Cockerell, 1901. Bound in brown leather over pasteboards, the upper cover lettered in gilt 'IUVENALIS'; with two clasps; signed and dated on the lower turn-in


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

Provenance and Acquisition

At the bottom of fol. 1 two coats of arms, (1) in the centre: per fess or and azure, six cinquefoils thrice, two and one counter-changed for Loredano, between the letters P.L.; (2) a later addition: azure, an eagle's claw winged grasping a cushion for Rolandi (?), between the letters F.R.

C. M. Firth

Bequeathed by him, 1931

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.