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Summary Catalogue no.: 51841


Pompeius Festus, De significatione verborum
Rubric: Pauli epictemata XX librorum Foesti[sic] Pompeii...per alphabetum digesta
Incipit: Largitatis munere sapientia

As pr. W. M. Lindsay, Glossaria Latina IV. 94–467, with the dedicatory preface to Charlemagne. Glosses from other sources are added in the margin by the scribe (e.g. at pp. 40, 78. 84). Pp. 41, 42, 53 and 54 are blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: est appellatum
Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark letter R with cross, cf. Briquet 8936.
Extent: iii + 124 pages
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written): 190 × 115 mm.


1(10)-5(10), 6(12) (12 canc.); quires 1–5 signed A-E at end


29 long lines


Humanistic script.


Good initial, border. (P&A ii. 946)

Three- to four-line initials with penwork, blue with red flourishes and red with violet flourishes.

fol. 1r initial L: five-line initial on gold background; floral decorations extending into the left margin


Modern binding of oak boards


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), MS. 8287

Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1832–1917), keeper of the University Museum

Transferred from the Radcliffe Science Library, 1928.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.