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Saibante Manuscripts


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Greek manuscripts collected by Giovanni Saibante of Verona (fl. 1732), including manuscripts relating to Saint John Chrysostom and Greek literature.


  • Creation: 10th-17th cent.


5.72 Linear metres (52 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Auct. T. 3. 1, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Auct. T. 3. 1-21, T. 4. 1-24, T. 5. 1-6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13459


Greek manuscripts from the library of Giovanni Saibante (fl 1732).

Biographical / Historical

Giovanni Saibante of Verona (fl 1732).

Other Finding Aids

Full descriptions, in Latin, are in Henry O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853; reprinted with corrections, 1969).

Brief one-line descriptions, with shelfmarks and short titles, are in 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. IV, nos. 20497-20548.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The majority of the manuscripts were purchased in 1820 for £500. MS. Auct. T. 5. 6 may have come to the library independent of this purchase.

Saibante Manuscripts
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Kelly Burchmore
EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom