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A collation of the Rhetorica ad Herennium in MSS. 'Ask.' and 'Bal.', Written in the 18th century

MS. Auct. V. 4. 31
Held at the Weston Library

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  • Creation: Written in the 18th century


335 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Auct. V. 4. 31

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. 30385

Custodial History

But no MS. of this treatise was in the Askew sale of 1785, and MS. Balliol 248 (E) is stated in the printed catalogue to have the treatise divided into two books, whereas in this MS. 'Bal.' it is divided into six. At fol. 331 are four papers formerly loose in the volume:

  1. A letter from A. Butler to dr. Charles Morton about collations of Cicero De Oratore, etc., Nov. 14, 1761
  2. A letter from dr. Morton to sir W. Blackstone, enclosing similar collations, Feb. 17, 1762
  3. A letter from the same to the same, forwarding collations of Cicero and implying that messrs. (Nicholas?) Hornsby and (Robert?) Barclay were the chief persons interested in acquiring these collations, May 12, 1762
  4. The wrapper of a letter from Blackstone to messrs. Barclay and Hornsby at Merton college, Oxford, May 13 (about 1765?)

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/8 × 10 3/8 in.

Repository Details

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