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Eusebius of Cremona, Epistola de transitu beati Hieronymi ; Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics and Treatise on geography, written in the 15th century

MS. Add. C. 5
Held at the Weston Library

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Codex made up of three MSS.:

  1. (fol. 1) The treatise of Eusebius of Cremona De Morte Hieronymi, in Italian, with no title, ending on fol. 20v: a few more chapters are added, but after fol. 29 ten leaves are lost, partly supplied by one leaf in a different hand. This part is in double columns.
  2. (fol. 31) A paraphrase of the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle, in 54 chapters: beg. 'Qui comença le amaistramento de la Vertu ... Volendo tratare e amaistrare.' An old paging connects this with the preceding article.
  3. (fol. 67) A short treatise on Geography, in five parts: beg. 'La terra e cinta et circonda[ta] da mare': written late in the 15th century.


  • Creation: written in the 15th century


73 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Add. C. 5

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. 24776.

Custodial History

Some straggling inscriptions on fols. 32, 65v, 66v, 72, show that at least art. 2 belonged to Bernardino Conti ('Comti') on Nov. 10, 1514: and that at least art. 3 belonged to 'Nicolao' soon after it was written.

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 1061*.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 × 8 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom