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

MS. Sparrow 1


Language(s): Latin

1. (pp. 2-4)
Grammatical treatise
Incipit: Pes est certa temporum divisio
2. (pp. 5-14)
Letters and poems

Many relating to art. 3.

p. 5: Lud. Foscarinus to Antonio Baratella, dated 1439. Latin poem, 4 lines, perhaps by the same.

pp. 5-7: the same to the same, 1439

pp. 8: Barth. Hermanus Portunaonius, physicus, letter to Ant. Baratella, with poem.

pp. 8-9: Latin poem

pp. 9-10: Guarinus Veronensis, poem to Baratella, dated 1439

pp. 11-13: blank

p. 14: Poem, followed by note on the meter of art. 3

3. (pp. 15-110)
Antonius Baratella, Polidoreis
4. (pp. 114-116)


5. (pp. 117-21)
Ant. de Romagna, Napea (eclogue)

p. 122 blank

6. (pp. 123-4)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 126 pp.


15th century

Blind-tooled filleting.

Accompanying Material

MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 80-81, a letter to Sparrow of 1955 partly relating to a manuscript of Baratella, was formerly kept loose with this manuscript.


Origin: Italian, North; 15th century (c. 1439 (?))

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by John Sparrow (1906-1992).

Record Sources

Summary description (2017), based on P. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, IV (1989), 269, with additional notice of binding.