A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Lat. misc. f. 49

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

Formularies; Italy (?), 14th century


Compendium rhetorice
Language(s): Latin
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper) + 109 + i (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 175 × 125 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 135 × 97–8 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i, 1–110


32–33 lines, 1 column


Average quality gothic bookhands, by at least two scribes


Coloured initials with penwork.


Sewn on four cords, and bound in ?18th-century acid-stained brown leather over pasteboards; the spine with a brown leather title piece lettered in gilt 'COMPE | RHETO'; the edges of the leaves speckled with red; the sewing broken at the upper joint, the spine leather torn, the first flyleaf detached, and the first quire almost detached


Origin: Italian (?); 14th century

Provenance and Acquisition

College of Cluny, Paris

The upper pastedown with a cutting from a (?)19th-century (?)auction catalogue.

Inscribed in pencil (fol. 110r) '109 fol. | Sh[oul]d be 110 | 1st missing | E P 1898'.

Bought by the Bodleian 11 December, 1961.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.