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Ars rhetorica, data a Nicolao Morin and Abregé de la Poesie francoise, donnée par M. Gibert, Recteur de l'Vniuersité , written in A.D. 1720 at Paris

MS. Montagu e. 12
Held at the Weston Library

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1 (fol. 1). 'Ars rhetorica, data a Nicolao Morin. Anno 1720', a course of nine lectures, with 'progymnasmata' and (fol. 113) arguments of some of Cicero's Orations.

2 (fol. 128). 'Abregé de la Poesie francoise, donnée par M. Gibert, Recteur de l'Vniuersité, 1720.'.

Both these works appear to be connected with Paris, and are illustrated by some engraved portraits and by some printed tables.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1720 at Paris


154 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Montagu e. 12

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. 25410.

Custodial History

Bought on March 4, 1829, for £1 4s. (by Montagu ?).

Old (until about 1890) MS. Montagu no. 13-14.

Physical Facet

On paper; binding, red morocco with gold ornament, contemporary French work


8 5/8 × 6 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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