Claude Lefbure de St Benoist: Florilegia

Scope and Content

'Florilegia', a collection of quotations arranged under headings in alphabetical order, with marginal notes and references. The bookplate of Samuel Sandars is inside the front cover of the volumes.

Florilegia I. Amicitia - Dolor (572 folios)

In the centre of the panel on the binding is 'Suae Minervae, Phidias Nomen Insculpebat Claudius Le Febure'. On fo. 3 is a Latin verse and quotation from Cicero's De oratore, and on fo. 4 an acrostic table of letters of the alphabet.

Florilegia II. Educatio - Nuptiae (625 folios)

On fo. 2 is a quotation from Horace's Sat. I.1.33-5 and 'Animi Medicamentum'.

Florilegia III. Odium - Rustici (587 folios)

On fo. 2 is a Greek and Latin tag and a short quotation from Pliny.

Florilegia IV. Scientia - Vota (449 folios)

On fo. 2 is quoted Ovid's Metamorphoses 4.315.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Samuel Sandars, 1894.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The volumes belonged to E.H. Lawrence, at whose sale at Sotheby's, May 1892, they were purchased by Samuel Sandars.