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MS. Lat. misc. e. 123

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


1. (fol. 1)
Guarino da Verona, Regula grammaticales
Incipit: Partes gramatice sunt quattuor
Explicit: liber petro vel petrum(fol. 24v)

The text is of the same type as the second part of MS. Canon. Misc. 102 (fol.37–53), but with differences in order and wording. The section on verbs ends (fol.13 l.9): et hospitor addes. Hospitor acceptus, hospitor accipiens. Deo Gratias Amen. The rest of the leaf and fol.14 were originally blank, but hand b added a piece on impersonal verbs, beg (fol.13 l.10): [v]erbum impersonale est duplex, ends (fol.14v): nullum preter sententiam iuniorum.

Language(s): Latin
Guarino da Verona, Carmina differentialia
Incipit: Dicitur esse nepos,
Explicit: fol.30pluris lis quoque litis.
Final rubric: Finis differentiarum Guarini

Walther, Carmina, no. 4425.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: ox-head with cross, similar to Briquet no. 14535, not in Piccard; letter B in circle with cross, similar to Briquet no. 8060.
Extent: ii + 32 leaves (fol.i–ii, 31–32 are later flyleaves)
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written): 144–50 × 95–100 mm.


1(12), 2(2), 3(12) (11–12 canc.), 4(6)


31 long lines, fols. 1–12

27 lines, fols. 13–24

27–8 lines, fols. 25–30

ruled faintly in ink (?) with bounding lines in pencil


Two similar informal gothic bookhands: a fol.1r–13r l.9, 15r–24v; b fol.13r l.10–14v, 25v–30r


Red initial with pen flourishes on fol. 15. Plain red and blue initials.


Late 18th cent. binding in half russia with title on spine: Guarini Veron. Gramatica MS. saec. XV


Origin: 15th century, first half (?) (to judge from the script, but the watermarks are of later types) ; Italian, North

Provenance and Acquisition

'Antonius' (fol. 24v, among childish scribbles on fols. 24v, 30v)

Celotti sale, Sotheby's 14 March 1825 and three days following, lot 160, bought by Thorpe for 9s/6d

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), MS. 938, his sale, Sothebys, 17 May 1897 and three days following, lot 343 (this number on a circular label), bought by Hodgkin for £1

John Eliot Hodgkin (d. 1912) (with his bookplate)

Not found in Rariora, being notes of some of the printed books, manuscripts, historical documents, medals, engravings, pottery, etc. collected 1858–1900 by J. E. Hodgkin, London, 1902

Acquired too late for inclusion in J. C. Jeaffreson, The Manuscripts of J. Eliot Hodgkin, Esq., F.S.A. (Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fifteenth Report, Appendix, Part 2), London, 1897), his sale, Sotheby's 12 May 1914, lot 651, bought by Leighton for £1 16s.

H. S. W. Edwards, of Fordingbridge (bookplate), 1921

Bought, 1977.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.