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

MS. Auct. F. 5. 15

Summary Catalogue no.: 2169


1. (fol. 1)
Cicero , De inventione
Incipit: Sepe autem multum

Here without title or author's name.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 43)
Ps.-Cicero , De arte rhetorica ad Herennium
Incipit: Etsi in negociis

Here without title or author's name, and wanting all after 'breuitatis causa sic Recens' in bk. iv, cap. 34 de Translatione.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 76 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25 × 5.875 in.


Good miniature (coloured drawing).

Good initials. (P&A ii. 40, pl. V)


Origin: 12th century, first half ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by William Harwood, prebendary of Winchester, in 1611. 'Codicem hunc contuli cum Edit. Gronov. Maij 18°. 1709 Tho. Hearne'.

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 40 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-23: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.