Aesopus moralisatus, written in about A.D. 1400 in Italy
At end: --'Explicit Liber Esopi. Deo gratias. Amen': 62 fables in elegiac verse, with the metrical preface beginning 'Ut iuuet et prosit.' This is the collection of which the author used to be styled the Anonymus Nevelcti (Novelet's edition was published in 1610 at Frankfurt), but now is believed to be Gualterus Anglicus. The distich beginning 'Fine fruor' is found in this manuscript both at the end of the 60th and of the 62nd fable, the two supplementary ones being 'De capone et accipitre' and 'De pastore et lupo.'.
- Creation: written in about A.D. 1400 in Italy
Language of Materials
MS. Add. A. 170
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. V, no. 24709.
At end:--'Iste liber est mei Becti Nieholai de Rosarmia de Pisis', 15th cent.
Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 13.
On parchment, with coloured capitals
8 1/4 × 5 1/8 in.