MS. Lat. class. e. 42
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Between fols.13v and 14 one of two leaves added to the second quire has disappeared, leaving a gap in the text of the De amicitia between 9.32.14 and 10.35.15.
Preceded by short introduction, incomplete, fol. 35v.
Preceded by short introduction, fol. 78v. Paradoxa 5 begins at fol.89 and ends incomplete ‘L.Crassi copiosa’ (3.41) at fol.92. Fol.92v is blank, and on fol.93 another hand begins the piece again and completes it.
21–22 long lines, below top line as far as fol. 59r, thereafer above top line
Several humanist hands
Sewn on two broad split tanned straps and bound in 19th(?)-cent polished dark brown blind-tooled leather with over wood boards in imiation of older bindings, each cover with a gilt nude female figure; the spine letered in gilt 'CICERO | M.S.'
Provenance and Acquisition
Inscribed, 18th(?)-cent. 'No. 32.' (fol. 1r).
Lord Vernon of Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, his sale, Sotheby's 10 June 1918 and two following days, lot 140, bought by Stewart Cr(???), for £1