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

MS. Lat. class. e. 31

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


Horace, Odes (imperfect at the beginning, lacking I.1 – 18.1.11, and also I.37.1.20 – II 1.1.23)
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 54v)
Horace, Epodes
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 68)
Horace, Carmen saeculare
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 69v)
Horace, De arte poetica
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 79)
Horace, Satires (Sermo I. 1 11.1–8 missing)
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 121)
Horace, Epistles (Ep.II.2 was never included.)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: xiii (modern parchment) + 149 + i (modern parchment)
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 115 mm.
Dimensions (written): 130 × 80 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil i-xiii, 1–120a, 120b-149; a previous pencil foliation in the bottom gutter margin does not repeat fol. 120.


1(10) (wants 1 and 10) 2(10) – 8(10), 9(10) (wants 1), 10(10) – 14(10), 15(12), catchwords


24 long lines, above top line


Humanistic script


Fine initials.(Pächt and Alexander ii. 248)

Illuminated initials at the beginning of books in Florentine white vine - scroll pattern.

The remainder plain blue


Binding by Douglas Cockerell, 1903. Sewn on five bands and quarter-bound in red leather and oak baords, with two plaited leather clasps; the spine lettered in gil 'HORATIVS' and 'MS. XVS'; signed and dated on on the lower turn-in.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Florence

Provenance and Acquisition

'M. Giovanni Guadagni', 16th century

'Al Magco m. Lorenzo Diozmiò', 16th century

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.