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

MS. Lat. class. e. 51

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

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: i (catalogue cutting - went missing between 1996 and July 1998) + i (modern paper) + 40 + i (modern paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 190 × 131–3 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 135 × c.85 (90 incl. left bounding lines) mm.
Foliation: foliated in ink, by an 18th(?)-cent. Italian hand: the first text is foliated 1–20; the second text was at first foliated 25–44, but then corrected to 21–39; fols i-iii, and 40, and some other leaves where the corrected numerals are not clear, foliated in modern pencil

Layout

24–26 written lines per page

Hand(s)

Humanistic script, by more than one scribe

Decoration

Plain red initials.

Binding

Plain limp parchment; rebacked; the spine lettered upwards 'PRIAPEIA ET CUNNEA. M.S.S. SAECLI XV.'

History

Origin: 15th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

'Phillipps MS | 6901' (fol. iiir)

Booklabel: 'FROM THE COLLECTION | OF E. P. JACOBSEN.'

Ref no '24624' in pencil on lower pastedown; 'Stephen Gaselee | Magdalene College, | Cambridge.'

'Bought of Rosenthal, December | 1938, for £10.'

'Graham Pollard.'

Unidentified priced bookseller's catalogue, item 28, at £22 10s. [should be fol. i? – missing, 30/7/98, 22/4/99], inscribed on upper pastedown '22/10/-', and with Jacques Rosenthal's(?) pricecode.

Bought by the Bodleian by private treaty in 1980.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.