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MS. Auct. F. 6. 2

Summary Catalogue no.: 2145


Language(s): Latin

Aristotle, Politics (tr. Leonardo Bruni )

Only the prefatory letter to Humfrey duke of Gloucester, followed at fol. 4v by his 'Prohemium in libros Politicorum Aristotelis'

Incipit: Libros Aristotilis multis a me vigilijs
2. (fol. 6v)
Ps.-Plato, Letters (tr. Leonardo Bruni )
Rubric: Leonardi Arretini prefacio in Epistolas Platonis, ad Cosmam Mediceum

With an 'Argumentum' and (fol. 10) the Latin text of eleven Letters, with one of Dion (fol. 10).

3. (fol. 63)
Plato, Apology (tr. Leonardo Bruni )

With the argument.

4. (fol. 92v)
Alanus de Insulis, Anticlaudianus

With the prose introduction: here without title, except one supplied by sir Thomas Bodley on fol. 203.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 212 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 5.25 × 4 in.


Illuminated capitals.


Black leather with stamped gold ornament, clasps lost, Oxford late 16th cent. work.


Origin: 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Thomas Hynde ow thys booke,' 16th cent.

Bought with money given by dr. Owen Wood, dean of Armagh, in 1610.

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06-30: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.