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

MS. Sparrow 4


Language(s): Latin

Standing orders of a governing body at Venice
(fols. i-viii)


Fol. ix blank; fol. x cut out.

(fols. 1–77)

Text; fols. 1–10, 41, 50, 56, 61, 70 missing and 72, 73, 76 damaged.

Fol. 78 blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 9 + 63 folios (originally 10 + 78)


1(10–1)(10 canc.), quire missing, 2–3(10), 4(10–2)(lacking 1, 10), 5(10–1)(lacking 6), 6(10–2)(lacking 1, 10), 7(10), 8(10–2)(9–10 canc.). Horizontal catchwords in the gutter.


Origin: Italian, Venice (?); 16th century, late (after 1567 (?))

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by John Sparrow (1906–1992)

Record Sources

Description (2019) based on P. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, IV (1989), 269, the Bodleian handlist, and notes by John Sparrow.


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Last Substantive Revision

2019-08-30: Collation added based on notes of John Sparrow