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