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. (P&A 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, P&A, and SC.