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

MS. Auct. F. 5. 12

Summary Catalogue no.: 2152


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Cicero, De officiis
Rubric: Marci Tullii Ciceronis ... Officiorum liber primus

At the end are six hexameters about the work:

Incipit: Tullius Hesperios cupiens componere mores
2. (fol. 96)
Cicero, Timaeus
Rubric: M. T. C. de essencia mundi liber
Incipit: Multa sunt in Achademicis nostris conscripta
3. (fol. 107)
Cicero, Paradoxa
Rubric: M. T. C. Paradoxa

On fols. iii, iv, 121 are some Latin notes.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 122 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 190 × 120 mm.


1 col., 26 lines, written space 120 × 75 mm.


Fleuronée initials.

Coloured initials.


Accompanying Material

Fol. 123 is an inserted 13th-century piece of parchment containing an astronomical extract from ‘Beda de temporibus’, etc.


Origin: 1479 ; French (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 95v, covering fols. 1–95v: ‘... Liber Tertius et Vltimus Feliciter Finit. 1479’ followed by a pale yellow ‘I.S.’ which may not be in the same hand. Fol. 106v, covering fols. 96–106v: ‘:1479: Finis.’ Fol. 118v, covering fols. 107–18v: ‘1479 ... Paradoxa explicit’.

Acquired by 1605 (cf. Summary Catalogue I, p. 92).

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 60 [physical description, origin, provenance]
B. C. Barker-Benfield, Concordance and Addenda to Pächt and Alexander (typescript, 1974), p. 58 [decoration]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, provenance]

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-24: Fully revised to incorporate all information in Watson, Pächt and Alexander, and SC.