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.