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 (binding): 9.25 × 5.875 in.


Good miniature (coloured drawing).

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander 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 18º. 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.