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'... Pia Defensio Apostolicae sedis Romano...', written in or soon after 1557 in Italy

MS. Mendham 32
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'... Pia Defensio Apostolicae sedis Romano; ... aduersus errores Joannis Auentini & aliorum id genus Neotericorum scriptorum: Auctore Francisco Joanneto Bononiensi J. V. Doctore.' The dedication to pope Pius v, Jan. 6, '1567', is signed by the author 'obsequentissimus humilis seruus Franciscus Joannetus Doctor.'.


  • written in or soon after 1557 in Italy


110 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Mendham 32

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. 24425.

Custodial History

With the armorial Guildford bookplate, as MS. Mendham 2 (Guildford sale, 1830, part of lot 553).

Owned by Thomas Thorpe (Catal. of MSS., 1831, no. 4260; 1832, no. 926): in Nov. 1848 apparently lot or no. *1350.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 3/8 × 7 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom