Oxford, Bodleian Library, ms. Barocci 3

Additional Information

  • Acquired: donated by the estate of L.G. Westerink
  • Film: 35mm Black-and-white Negative


Original box:

Bodleian Library. Manuscript. Barocci Gr. 3.
Arethas, In Apocalypsin.

First frame: "Photographic Order No. WM / 372."

Second frame: "...The Librarian would also be glad to be informed of any work done by scholars on this microfilm. He makes this request because he wishes to possess for the use of scholars full information as possible concerning work on the manuscripts in his care."

Reproduction valuable and can be profitably resorted to for most passages, including most of its commentary, but several of the first frames (through 15r) are not up to Bodley's generally high standards, and some pages are difficult to read, such as 1r (dark), 13v/11r (faint), some of the marginal scholia (perhaps its primary importance), etc. Also 21r, 39r, 53r-54r, 92v-94r, 100v-101v (water-damage in the original?)

Occasional rainbowish apparitions, like oilspots (from bad processing?), which do not impair legibility.