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MS. Lat. class. e. 52

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


Livy, Third decade,


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Painted initials.


Origin: c. 1450 ; Italian, Naples (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Written by Giacomo Curlo of Genoa (attribution by A. C. de la Mare), who also wrote and signed MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 274

Sotheby's, 23–4 Jan. 1950, lot 461, bought by Maggs for £44.

Otto Ege (on whom see Sotheby's 26 Nov. 1985, introduction to lots 39 ff.)

Bought by the Bodleian through Quaritch at Sotheby's, 11 Dec. 1984, lot 51. Other leaves from the same MS. were (i) bought from Quaritch, cat. 1036 (July 1984), item 5; (ii) given by the Walter Clinton Jackson Library, University of North Carolina, April 1996. Photocopies of other dispersed leaves are in MS. Lat. class. e. 53.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s


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Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.