Colophon and a short treatise on Rhetoric, written in about A.D. 1500
- (fol. 1) Colophon 'Donati Explanationum in [Ciceronis De Inventione Rhetorica vel] Rethoricos libros ijos explicit foeliciter.'.
- (fol. 52v) Colophon 'Finit Victorini Compendium de Rhetorica': beg. 'Incipientes aliquam rem scribere': this first part is found in Grillius's commentary on Cicero De Inventione.
- (fol. 53v) a short treatise on Rhetoric: beg. 'Materies Rethorice Duplex est ': ends (imperfect) soon after 'quia adamavit Iazonem ': the author is stated in Strackhovius's catalogue to be Pomponius Laetus (d. 1497).
The lower part of several leaves is imperfect.
- Creation: written in about A.D. 1500
Language of Materials
MS. D'Orville 152
Auct. X. 1. 5. 5
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 17030
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.
On paper, injured
9 3/4 × 9 in.