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MS. Lat. class. f. 6

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

Contents

Solinus , Collectanea rerum mirabilium
Rubric: Julii Solini collectaneorum liber de mirabilibus mundi

Ed. by T.Mommsen, Berlin, 1895, whose class I MSS. this MS. resembles.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: universas eligere
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (modern parchment) + 146 + ii (modern parchment)
Dimensions (leaf): 170 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written): 105 × 75 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-ii, 1-10a, 10b-43a, 43b-146

Collation

1(8)–17(8), 18(10) catchwords

Layout

20 long lines, written above top line

Decoration

Good border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 399)

Illuminated initial on fol.1, the rest plain red and blue capitals

Binding

Bound by Douglas Cockerell, 1900. Sewn on four bands and bound in pink-brown leather over wood boards with two plaited clasps, the spine lettered in gilt 'SOLINUS' and 'MS.SÆC.XV'; signed and dated on the lower turn-in.

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Ferrara

Provenance and Acquisition

There appears to be an erased inscription in the lower margin of fol. 123r.

Henry Drury, his sale, Sotheby's 20 March 1827, lot 3921

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 6892

Ellis & Elvey, 1890

Bought by C. M. Firth

Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian, 1931.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.