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Thirty-eight Latin orations, dissertations etc. by Italian authors, written at the close of the 15th cent. in Italy

MS. D'Orville 59

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  1. (fols. 26, 27) two by Leonardus Aretinus
  2. (fols. 28, 28v, 135v) three by Angelus Politianus : the middle one is in verse, entitled 'Silua in Buccolicon Vergilij enarratione recitata', with preface, beg. 'Est dea que uacuo', pref. beg. 'Stabat adhuc rudibus'
  3. (fols. 72v, 78v, 96, 103, 127) five by Poggio
  4. (fol. 181v) one by Franciscus Philelfus

The first is 'Donati Acciaioli oratoris Florentini oratio habita coram summo pontifice Sixto 4° die Octobris MCCCCLXXI'

Others are dated 1475, 1481, 1483. There is a complete list on fol. 236.

Bears 'Horatij Sanch[i]nij' (?) [Sanclinii ? E.W.B.N.], 16th cent.


  • Creation: written at the close of the 15th cent. in Italy


243 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 59

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 2. 27

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 16937

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

Physical Facet

On paper


11 3/4 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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