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Colophon and a short treatise on Rhetoric, written in about A.D. 1500

MS. D'Orville 152

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  1. (fol. 1) Colophon 'Donati Explanationum in [Ciceronis De Inventione Rhetorica vel] Rethoricos libros ijos explicit foeliciter.'.
  2. (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.
  3. (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


60 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 152

Former reference:

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.

Physical Facet

On paper, injured


9 3/4 × 9 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom