Richard Bentley (1662-1742), philologist and classical scholar, Master of Trinity College Cambridge (for whom see ODNB). It has been suggested that this collection was composed by Thomas Kidd (1770-1850), classical scholar and schoolmaster.
285 x 225mm. 33 folios. Paper. Written in various 19th-century hands. Binding: half vellum and blue paper over pulpboard. A note on the spine reads ‘Bentlei opera ... carmina &c’.
This manuscript belonged to the classical scholar J.E.B. Mayor (1825-1910) and was given to St John’s College Library by his executor in 1910 (book label inside front board).