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The first part of the Catholicon of Johannes Balbus de Janua, a theological encyclopædia, written in the 15th cent. in Germany, in several hands

MS. D'Orville 44

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beg. 'Prosodia quedam pars gramatice': ends 'et interpretatur festinans uel' consiliator, in the word Hus: comprising rather more than half the work.

The author's name is given in the preface.

The outer two leaves of each section are of parchment, the rest paper.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent. in Germany, in several hands


405 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 44

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 2. 12

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 16922

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

Physical Facet

On paper and parchment


12 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom