Finding Aids

Early Western Manuscripts (pre-1700)

Alberti, Leon Battista, De re aedificatoria. Manuscript (Ms 1)

Treatise on architecture. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 1.

Albertus, Magnus, Saint, De homine. Manuscript (Ms 2)

Philosophical treatise on the soul. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 2.

Almanach durch Barptolomeũ Reysacher... gemacht auff das Jar M.D.LVIII (Ms 1038)

An anonymous diary written in minuscule German script within a printed almanac. Imprint: Wienn, Gedruckt durch M. Zimmermann, 1558. Bound with another printed text titled: Practica durch Barptolomeum Reysacher aus Kändten ... Text in German. Codex Ms 1038.

Aristotle, De moribus ad Nicomachum. Manuscript (Ms 5)

Argyropulos' translation of Ethica Nicomachea made for Cosime de Medici. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 5.

Averroës, Notabilia Dicta; Albertus Magnus, Tractatus Proportionum; Anonymous, Latitudines Formarum; and Robertus Anglicus, Compilatio Super Tractatu de Sphaera. Manuscript (Ms 3)

Copy of Averroes' Notabilia dicta, plus incomplete portions of commentaries on Aristotle's De Anima and Metaphysics, and of the medical tract Al-Kulliyyat. Bound with three unrelated treatises: Albertus Magnus, Tractatus proportionum; Anonymous, Latitudines formarum; and Robertus Anglicus, Compilatio super tractatu de sphaera. Circa 1430-1450. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 3.

Barzi, Benedetto, and Angelo Gambiglioni, Rubricae. Manuscript (Ms 8)

Notes taken by a law student, possibly in Ferrara, Italy. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 8.

Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, De legendis gentilium libris. Manuscript (Ms 45)

Also includes Vita Sancti Antonii Eremitae of St. Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria. Text in Ancient Greek. Codex Ms 45.

Bernard of Clairvaux, De consideratione. Manuscript (Ms 9)

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux's advice to Pope Eugene III on ecclesiastical government, composed during 1149-1152. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 9.

Boccaccio, Giovanni, Il filocolo. Manuscript (Ms 57)

Prose romance in five books on the loves and adventures of Florio and Biancofiore copied by Angelo Blasi. Text in Italian. Codex Ms 57.

Book of hours (use of Châlons-sur-Marne.) Manuscript (Ms 26)

French Book of Hours made for use at Châlons-sur-Marne. The text includes a calendar of Châlons-sur-Marne in French, Hours of the Virgin, Seven penitenial Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Prayers and Antiphons in Latin and French. Text in French and Latin. Codex Ms 26.

Bruni, Leonardo, De primo bello Punico. Manuscript (Ms 31)

Collation of materials derived directly from Polybius and Plutarch, which was first printed in 1498 under the title Polybius de primo bello Punico et Plutarchi paralelia. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 31.

Bruni, Leonardo, Opuscula varia. Manuscript (Ms 32)

Four speeches by Leonardo Bruni, together with unidentified speeches. Text in Latin and Italian. Codex Ms 32.

Burchardus de Monte Sion. Descrioptio seu declaratio terrae sanctae. Manuscript (Ms 707)

An abridgement of Burchardus' description of the Holy Land, by an unknown author. Possibly a fragment of a larger manuscript held by the University of Ghent. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 707.

Calderino, Domizio, Commentaria in Martialem. Manuscript (Ms 11)

Commentary on obscure words and phrases, and general interpretation of the text of Martial. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 11.

Colonna, Asconia, Judicium in Caesarem Baronium de Monarchia Sicilia. Manuscript (Ms 13)

Colonna's criticism of Baronio's remarks in 'Annales Ecclesiastici' regarding the Spanish crown; Baronio's reply; and Baronio's letter to Philip III of Spain. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 13.

Diodorus, Siculus, Bibliotheca historiarum, libri I-VI. Manuscript (Ms 241)

A copy of the first six books of Poggio Bracciolini's Latin translation of Diodorus Siculus's Bibliotheca Historica, dedicated to Nicholas V. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 241.

Diodorus, Siculus, Bibliotheca historica. Manuscript (Ms 14)

Books one through five of Bibliotheca historica, translated from the Greek by Poggio Braccioline. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 14.

Diogenes Laertius, De vita et moribus philosophorum. Manuscript (Ms 15)

Biographies of philosophers; translated from Greek by Ambrogio Traversari. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 15.

Ermengaud, Matfre, Breviario de amor. Manuscript (Ms 63)

Prose paraphrase and Spanish translation of approximately 26,000 or the 34,600 lines of the Provencal didactic poem Breviari d'amor. In Spanish. Codex Ms 63.

Eusebius, of Caesarea Historia Ecclesiastica. Manuscript (Ms 18)

Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, eleven books, in the Latin version of Rufinus. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 18.

Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, Chronica. Manuscript (Ms 17)

The Chronicle of Eusebius, in the Latin version of Jerome, with his continuation and that of Prosper of Aquitaine. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 17.

Feltrio, Orazio Conatus irriti Ossunae ducis ne a regimine Neapolitani regni amoveretur Liber Unus. Manuscript (Ms 20)

Pamphlet attacking Pedro Tellez Giron (1575-1624), 3rd Duke of Ossuna, for his policies during his tenure as Spanish Viceroy of Naples from 1616-1620. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 20.

Gerardus Senensi Distinctiones. Manuscript (Ms 22)

The principal work is Gerard of Siena's commentary on book 1 of Peter Lombard's Sentences. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 22.

Gregory I, Pope, Morali. Manuscript (Ms 59)

Moral teaching. Text in Italian. Codex Ms 59.

Guido de Monte Rocherii Manipulus Curatorium. Manuscript (Ms 23)

Manual for priests; Preliminary leaves of codex contain notes on the Confession attributed to Nicholas of Osimo. Text in Italian and Latin. Codex Ms 23.

Horace Opera. Manuscript (Ms 27)

Copies of all of Horace's known works. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 27.

Isidorus, Saint, Contra Idudaeos. Manuscript (Ms 28)

Treatise on the place of Christ in Christian theology; with remarks on the theological significance of Christ for both Jews and Christians. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 28.

Jerome, Saint Explanationes in Ysayam, excerpta. Manuscript (Ms 25)

Excerpts from Saint Jerome's commentary on Isaiah, probably written at Erfurt, in the Carthusian convent. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 25.

Juvenal, Satirae. Manuscript (Ms 29)

Copy of Juvenal's poetry; includes contents for each book at the end of the codex. Text in Latin. Codex Ms29.

Leo I, Pope, Sermones. Manuscript (Ms 30)

A collection of 93 sermons attributed to Pope Leo the Great. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 30.

Les Narbonnais : chanson de geste. Manuscript (Ms 708)

Late 13th century vellum fragments of Les Narbonnais and Le siège de Barbaste, two chansons from the cycle of Chansons de geste. Text in French. Codex Ms 708.

Lucan, Pharsalia. Manuscript (Ms 33)

Epic poem on war between Caesar and Pompey. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 33.

Nicetas, Archbishop of Heraclea, Commentaria in Orationes Gregorii Nazianzeni. Manuscript (Ms 52)

Commentaries on sermons of Gregory Nazianzus. There are brief introductory paragraphs on the time, place occasion and context of each sermon. Text in Greek. Codex Ms 52.

Nicetas, Archbishop of Heraclea, Commentaria in Orationes Gregorii Nazianzeni. Manuscript (Ms 53)

Fragments of commentaries on sermons of Gregory Nazianzus by Nicetas of Heraclea and Abbot Nonnus. Text in Greek. Codex Ms 53.

Pelacani da Parma, Biagio, Quaestiones super libro Methaurorum. Manuscript (Ms 10)

Commentary on Aristotle's Meteorologica. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 10.

Proclus, Elementa theologica. Manuscript (Ms 54)

Theological treatise. Text in Greek. Codex Ms 54.

Procopius of Gaza, Epitome Eclogarum in Heptateuchum et Canticum Canticorum. Manuscript (Ms 55)

Commentaries on Heptateuch and Song of Songs. Text in Greek and Latin. Codex Ms 55.

Receptarium de medicinis communiter usitatis. Manuscript (Ms 36)

Medical prescriptions and remedies. Text in Latin with notes in Italian in the margins. Codex Ms 36.

Rubricae de accusationibus, etc. Manuscript (Ms 39)

Commentary on Book V of decretals of Pope Gregory IX, the subject of which is crimes committed by clerics. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 39.

Rubricae, libelli, etc. Manuscript (Ms 40)

Legal miscellany composed by law students and jurists in Naples, possibly following the tradition of the Bartolist school. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 40.

Sebastian of Naples, Declarationes supplectiones as remissiones. Manuscript (Ms 41)

Collection of historical documents. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 41.

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, Spurious works. Manuscript (Ms 42)

Philosophical texts on morality. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 42.

Statius, P. Papinius, Achilleid. Manuscript (Ms 704)

A manuscript copy of the epic on life of Achilles, unfinished, by a scribe named Iohannes de Sancto Quirichio. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 704.

Ubaldi, Baldo degli, Consilia de Iure. Manuscript (Ms 6)

Legal consultations. Consilia by Pietro degli Ubaldi, Angelo degli Ubaldi ... [et al.] interspersed throughout the manuscript. In Latin. Codex Ms 6.

Wigmore Abbey chronicle and Brut chronicle. Manuscript (Ms 224)

Chronicle of Wigmore Abbey, with a copy of the Brut Chronicle and genealogical tables of the Kings of England and the House of Mortimer. In Latin and French. Codex Ms 224.

da Verona, Pietro, Rubricae super quartum et quintum decretalium. Manuscript (Ms 34)

Commentary on Books IV and V of the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 34.

de Raho, Antonio, In rubricas soluto matrimonio. Manuscript (Ms 37)

Unpublished commentaries on the portions of Justinian's Digest dealing with divorce settlements and wills. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 37.