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Cicero's Epistolae ad Familiares, in 16 books, written in the 15th cent. in Italy

MS. D'Orville 11

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Each book is headed with a coloured capital.

At (fol. 225) are two 15th cent. leaves containing precepts of conduct, of which the beginning is lost, beg. 'Vende bladum dum satis valet ... De Superbia. Superbia contra inimicum.'.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent. in Italy


227 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 11

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 1. 11

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 16889

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

Custodial History

Owned by 'Iacobus Zabarella Pat[avinus] Com[es] Pal[atii]', whose arms, motto ('Sapiens dominabitur astris') and coloured titlepage (16th cent.) are on fol. 1. This appears to be the philosopher Jacobus Zabarella, senior (d, 1589), but the introduction of a cardinal's hat is peculiar, the cardinals Zabarella bearing the names Franciscus and Bartholomaeus.

Related Materials

See also MS. D'Orville 75

Physical Facet

On paper


11 7/8 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom