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).


Wood boards, brown leather with blind stamp and strapwork tooling, remnants of two clasps with dark brown textile straps (lost), late 15th or early 16th century, Italian; rebacked, with added colour-printed floral endleaves (carta bassanese), 18th century, Italian.


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 described by Bruce Barker-Benfield, 2018.