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

MS. Add. A. 11

Summary Catalogue no.: 28746


Gasparino Barzizza, De orthographia
Incipit: (preface) Quoniam recta scriptura
Incipit: (text) Ad oppositionem cum quibusdam

Cf. G. L. Bursill-Hall, A census of medieval Latin grammatical manuscripts (1981), p. 180 (188.158)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i+93 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 142 mm.
Dimensions (written): 140 × 85–90 mm.


34 lines, 1 col.


'Hoc opus scriptum fuit per me Benedictum de gramignis notarium. Anno domini currente Millesimo quadringintessimo quadragessimo tertio'.


Coloured initials.


Green whittawed half-leather over boards (s. xv), with bosses, rebacked.


Origin: Italy ; 1443

Provenance and Acquisition

'Donum R. P. D. Honorati episcopi Vrbanię' (1636–83), fol. 1.

Sotheby's, 20–21 June 1860, lot. 111; bought.

Record Sources

Adapted (2017) with corrections (identification of text) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 1, and the Summary Catalogue (1905).

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.