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An illuminated copy of the deed by Girolamo Priuli, Written in A.D. 1563 at Venice

MS. Selden Supra 68
Held at the Weston Library

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An illuminated copy of the deed by Girolamo Priuli, doge of Venice, appointing Girolamo Venerio governour of the city of Brescia ('capitaneus ... Brixiæ'), with the code of laws for its government, dated June 10, 1563, with two additional documents of 1563. From fol. 87v the language is Italian, not Latin.

On fol. 1 is a fine and large miniature of Christ blessing Venerius (?): on fol. 1v is the Lion of st. Mark and the arms of Venier (Venerius).


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1563 at Venice


210 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. Selden Supra 68


Old Selden mark = 68

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. II, no. 3456

Custodial History

'Gu. Boldu', early 17th cent. (fol. 2v).

Manuscript 3471 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment, with two miniatures, etc.; binding, red leather on pasteboard, with gold ornament, bearing 'Hieronymo Venerio', 'M.D.L.XIII', Venetian work, with silk strings, some lost


9 5/8 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom