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5. The so-called Puteaneus of Livy, a Parisinus, which contains the third decade.

0. The Laurishamiensis, the only manuscript of Livy XLI—XLV in the court library at Vienna.

7 and 8. The excellent Lucretius Mss. oblongus and quadratus, at Leyden.

9. The Parisinus of Minucius Felix.

10. The Bembinus of Terentius in the Vatican library.

11. The codex B. of Plautus, as the bjest representative of the Palatini, also in the Vatican.

12. The codex C. of Terentius, one of the Calliopiani, famous for its miniatures, which is also the property of the Vatican library.

13. The so-styled codex Neapolitanus of Propertius in the library at Wolfenbiittel.

13. The Laurentianus, which contains the Apologia, Metamorphoses and Florida of Apulejus; concerning the last Prof. Van der Vliet could give the biest advice.

In what goes before is also implied in what manner, according to the opinion of the undersigned, the first question put by Dr. Du Rieu should be answered. The more copies are made the better. As many scholars as possible should be enabled to get acquainted with and to use the important manuscripts in reproductions. A relatively large impression is desirable also from a financial point of view. In this case too this is likely to prove the least expensive way". x)

After these preliminary measures and after having received the promise of further support from the Dutch Government — if necessary —, Dr. Du Rieu decided, in the beginning of 1895, to come forward with a definite proposal. He did this in a circular letter written in French, which ran as follows:

') For the rest comp. Museum II 457 etc.