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

MS. Rawl. G. 32

Summary Catalogue no.: 14763


Cicero, Somnium Scipionis
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 6v)
Thirteen six-line poems on Cicero, first beg.:
Incipit: Tullius Hesperios cupiens componere mores
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 18 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.25 × 6 in.
fols i-vi, 9-end are blank


Cf. MS. Rawl. G. 33, MS. Rawl. G. 37. Pächt and Alexander ii. 825

Fine initial.


Red leather with gold tooling (Thomas Rawlinson's).


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italy, North-east

Provenance and Acquisition

Owned by Thomas Rawlinson

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1895). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-11-29: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1895)