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Poems of Horace, written in A.D. 1454 in Italy by Laurentius Petrini

MS. Add. B. 54
Held at the Weston Library

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Poems of Horace:

  1. (fol. 2) The Odes of Horace, in four books, see fols. 24, 38, 63.
  2. (fol. 77) The Carmen Seculare.
  3. (fol. 79) The Epodes, after which is a short Life of Horace, beg. 'Horatius Q. Flaccus libertino præcone patre natus.' At end 'Librum hunc Laurentius Petrini filius et Bellanteæ domus suis manibus scripsit anno m° ccccliiij.'.

On fol. 2 are the arms, Gules a bar or, in chief a demi-lion rampant argent depressed by a label of four points of the last.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1454 in Italy by Laurentius Petrini


98 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Add. B. 54

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. 24723.

Custodial History

'Emi ego Celsus Cittadinius a Fabio Paulinio librorum ueterum uenditore die xx January 1603 iulios duodec' A 17th cent. note states that Celsus Cittadinius was of Siena.

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 500*

Physical Facet

On parchment, with one large illuminated capital and border, and some smaller capitals, etc.


6 5/8 × 4 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom