A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Canon. Gr. 27

Summary Catalogue no.: 18480

Diktyon no.: 47577


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Script attributed to Michael Trivolis (Maximus the Greek) (Gamillscheg and Harlfinger, Repertorium der greichischen Kopisten I A (1981), p. 156, no. 287).


15th century, late, or early 16th century, Italian (as MS., probably before 1505): wood boards; brown leather, blind-tooled with lines, stamps and strapwork; remains of two clasps with dark brown textile straps (lost); spine lost; edges plain, author’s name in ink on lower edge. Rebacked in similar leather, 18th century, Venice, with added pink floral endleaves (carta bassanese), for Jacopo Soranzo, with his label at top of spine. 163–165 × 105–106 × c. 30 mm. (book closed).


Origin: late 15th or early 16th century ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description by Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969) and published sources cited in the description. Binding: B. C. Barker-Benfield, Bookbindings of Canonici manuscripts : a survey of early and non-standard bindings, mostly Italian, in the Canonici collection of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (Oxford, privately printed, 2020).


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04: Binding description added.