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

MS. Auct. F. 5. 27

Summary Catalogue no.: 2143


Aristotle , Politics (tr. Leonardo Bruni , dedicated to Duke Humfrey of Gloucester )
Rubric: Noua translacio libri Politicorum Aristotelis per magistrum Leonardum Arietinum poetam laureatum ad illustrissimum principem Humfridum ducem Gloucestrie ... [late 15th cent.]

The first two leaves of the text, bearing illuminated borders and capitals, have been almost entirely cut out, the next (fol. 3) beg. 'est. Cotidiana igitur societas secundum naturam constituta'.

Colophon: Explicit W. (fol. 128).
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders

Fine initials (partly mutilated). (P&A iii. 986)


Origin: 15th century, middle (after 1438) ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Peter Gery', 16th cent. (fol. 128v)

'Ex dono Doctoris Kichini', who presumably gave it to the Library between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the following sources:
Otto P├Ącht and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 986 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.