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

MS. Auct. F. 5. 2

Summary Catalogue no.: 8881


Juvenal, Satires

With glosses and notes.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 129 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 145 mm.


1 col., 15 lines, written space c. 135 × 70 mm.


Minor initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 227)

Coloured initials.


Origin: 1478 ; Flemish, Louvain

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 128v: ‘... liber explicit per me petrum iohannis de gouda anno domini 1478o In louuanio’.

Motto, ‘initium sapientiae, timor domini’.

Edward Bernard (1638–97).

Purchased from Bernard's widow for the Bodleian in 1698.

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]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 227 [decoration, provenance (motto)]
Summary Catalogue (1895) [contents, provenance]

Last Substantive Revision

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