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Petrarch, Vite degli Uomini illustri , written in the 15th century

MS. Add. C. 14
Held at the Weston Library

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Le Vite degli Uomini illustri, thirty-five Lives, chiefly connected with Roman History, written in Latin by Petrarch, and translated into Italian by Donato degli Albanzani de Pratovecchio: there is no general title or rubric: the Life of Caesar is of inordinate length (fols. 100v-220v): a list of contents is at the end.


  • Creation: written in the 15th century


308 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Add. C. 14

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. 24747.

Custodial History

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 791.

Physical Facet

On paper, with illuminated border and capital (on fol. 1, which is of parchment)


13 3/4 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom