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.