DUL Add.MS. 1950/C/33 DUL Add.MS. 1950/C/33/i-xiLivy (fragment)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Single leaf removed from a copy of the third decade of Livy's Ab urbe condita written by Giacomo Curlo in Genoa in 1459, purchased in an incomplete state by Otto Ege in 1950. He removed single leaves from this and sold them in portfolios of mixed manuscript material. The remaining part of the book was sold in 1984 and is now at the Bodleian Library, Bodl. Lat. class e. 53.

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 1 leaf
Size: 223 mm x 159 mm

24 lines


Written in littera antiqua (humanistic), extremely proficiently

Manuscript contents

Printed label produced by Otto F. Ege to accompany document. Correspondence and copies of related manuscripts.

Manuscript history

Written in Italy, Genoa, 1459.


Bought from Maggs, 1980, for £175. A full account of the modern history of this manuscript is in de la Mare 2000. Former reference: Portfolio II/29 (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Original title: Ab urbe condita, book 26 (fragment)
Author: Livy
Language: Latin

“extremi syracusanorum. quippe qui aliis ... ... leuino. quod sine iactura reipu” Book 26, xxxi-ii.

Edited: de la Mare 2000, this is leaf L in appendix A (p.72).


de la Mare, A. C., "A Livy copied by Giacomo Curlo dismembered by Otto Ege" in Interpreting and collecting fragments of medieval books: proceedings of The Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford 1998   OCLC citation, ed. L. L. Brownrigg & M. M. Smith (Los Altos, CA: Anderson Lovelace, 2000), 57-88