'Caij Plinij Secundi Nouicomensis oratoris facundissimi Epistolarum liber primus [etc.] feliciter incipit.', written in the 15th cent. in Italy
The words 'Hieronymi de Stabellinis codex 'on fol. 145v in the rubricator's hand seem to show for whom the MS. was written, and whose are the arms painted on fol. 2.
Lodovicus Carbo wrote on fol. 1 an autograph dedication of his printed edition of Pliny's Letters (1471) to Borsius duke of Modena, and therefore probably used this MS. for the edition: 'Ego Horatius Fuschus emj hunc librum Julijs duobus cum dimidio' (early 16th cent.).
- Creation: written in the 15th cent. in Italy
Language of Materials
MS. D'Orville 144
Auct. X. 1. 4. 42
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 17022
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.
On paper, with an illuminated capital
9 3/8 × 6 7/8 in.