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Latin and Italian poetry and prose, written in 1490 in Italy

MS. D'Orville 512

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Accij Zuchi Summa Campanee Veronensis Viri eruditissimi in Æsopi fabulas interpretatio per Rhythmos in libellum Zucha-rinum inscriptum contexta fæliciter incipit.' There are prefatory and other poems, an epigram (beg. 'Aesopus fueram') and 66 Fables in Latin verse (beg. 'Vt iuuet & prosit the 2nd beg. 'Dum rigido'), each followed by a 'Sonetto materiale' and 'Sonetto morale.' At end (fol. 63v) 'Finis. Mo cccco lxxxx. die 23 Iulij.' The prefatory poem mentions the edition printed at Brescia in 1487.
  2. (fol. 64) 'Esopi fabule extracte e greco in Latinum per dominum Laurentium uallam Romanum', 33 fables in Latin and Italian prose (the 1st beg. 'Uulpes & Capro sitibundi'), preceded by a Latin dedication to Arnaldus Fonolleda, dated 24 May 1441: and followed by a short religious poem in Italian. The hand is probably the same as that at fol. 1.


  • Creation: written in 1490 in Italy


78 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. D'Orville 512

Former reference:

Auct. X. 2. inf. 2. 11

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 17390

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

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 3/4 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom