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The Commentarii de Bello Gallico and The Commentarii de Bello Civil, both by C. Julius Caesar and the treatises De Bello Alexandrino, De Bello Africano and De Bello Hispánico, written in the first half of the 15th cent. in Italy

MS. D'Orville 9

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  1. (fol. 1) The Commentarii de Bello Gallico, by C. Julius Caesar: with the 8th book commonly ascribed to Hirtius: ends 'una a. cn. pompeio altera', a few lines being lost
  2. (fol. 79) The Commentarii de Bello Civili, in three books, by C. Julius Caesar: beg. 'eadem spes prouinciæ', the first lines being lost
  3. (fol. 116) The treatises De Bello Alexandrino, De Bello Africano (fol. 124v), De Bello Hispánico (fol. 142), the two former sometimes ascribed to Hirtius.

(fol. 1) is a later leaf in the place of a leaf bearing an illumination. So too a leaf is wanting after fol. 78, and illuminations have elsewhere been cut out, and inferior paintings pasted in their place.

Some Italian names are scribbled on fol. ii.


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 15th cent. in Italy


150 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 9

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 1. 9

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 16887

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.

Physical Facet

On parchment


13 1/2 × 9 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom