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Iphis, Comædia Latina MS.

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MS. Lat. misc. e. 17
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'Iphis, Comædia Latina MS., Autore Henrico Bellamy', a later title, the original title-page being torn out. At fol. 1 is a dedication of 'noster Iphis', 'quem non dedignatus fuisti audire' to bp. William Juxon, then president of St. John's college, Oxford (1621-33), signed 'Henricus Bellamy ': this may be the autograph presentation copy to the president.

The Percy sale catalogue mentions that 'Iphis and Ianthe, or, a Marriage without a Man', a description which would suit the present play, was entered at Stationers' Hall on June 29, 1660, as by Shakespeare, but was never printed.


  • Creation: written about A.D. 1830


18 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. e. 17, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Lat. misc. e. 17

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19888


Iphis, Comædia Latina MS., written about A.D. 1830.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 29449.

Custodial History

'Ex dono Revdi Bartini Gutteridge [vel Goodriche] amico suo Thomæ Percy, Julij 8, 1758': in the Percy sale, April 29, 1884, lot 88.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from J. W. Jarvis & Son (catal. 6, no. 177) on May 22, 1884, for £5 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper


7 1/2 × 6 1/4 in.

Iphis, Comædia Latina MS.
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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