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


Constantine Lascaris, Lives of Sicilian writers

Extracted from Suidas, and prefaced by his account of his own life addressed to the citizens of Messina, pr. in Memorie per servire alla storia letteraria di Sicilia, Palermo, 1756, tom. I, pt. 4, pp.5–15. This is followed (fol.12v) by three extracts relating to medieval Sicilian history, the last two (fol.14) being a Latin version of Georgius Cedronus, Historiarum Compendium 741D (ed. Bekker, Corp. script. hist. Byzantinae, II, p.520) and 743A–744C (pp.522–525). On fol.13–16 are marginalia in the hand of Isaac Casaubon.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: rei causa
Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark three hells with crescent cf. Briquet 11734 (Naples 1463).
Extent: i + 17 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 140 × 80 mm.


1(10), 2(6)


19 long lines


Humanist hand


Space left for initial, fol. 2.


19th cent. Italian binding of green morocco with the arms of Savoy impaling Bourbon.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Federico Patetta (1867–1945), Professor of the History of Law at the University of Turin, MS. 37, probably in the Patetta sale, Hoepli, Milan, 3 May 1928

Bought from E. P. Goldschmidt, cat. xv, no. 18, 1928.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.