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

MS. Barlow 40

Summary Catalogue no.: 6480

Contents

Cicero , De inventione rhetorica
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniature, good initials. (P&A ii. 1047, pl. LXXXIV)

fol. 1r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Cicero, flanked by Cato and Caesar, decides the fate of the Catilinarian conspirators.

fol. 4v

  • Type initial C
  • Subject Interlace; grotesque.

History

Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; Italian, North (?), or ; French, South (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Thomas Barlow, 1607-1691

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1691

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)