MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 18
Summary Catalogue no.: 18910
By the same hand, written on the original ruling, notation possibly added later.
2 col. of 32 lines, written space 105 × 70 mm.
Heavy square notation on 5 staves.
Good historiated and other initials in French (north-eastern) style. Italian script and parchment. (P&A i. 546)
So-called ‘Sagredo’-binding; Italian (?), early eighteenth century.
Provenance and Acquisition
Franz Joseph von Hahn, bishop of Bamberg (d. 1748): evidence of added decoration, binding, later provenance. See Helmut Boese, ‘Über die 1747 in Venedig verkaufen ‘Sagredo’-Handschriften’, Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken, 66, 1986, 269-309.
Identified by E. Pellegrin as a Visconti book, but the Visconti arms and inscription are a later addition carried out by the so-called ‘Master of the Canonici Fakes’ presumably added for von Hahn prior to the sale of part of his library by the Venetian bookseller Gianbattista Albrizzi in 1747. Sold by Albrizzi with the manuscripts of Gherardo Sagredo, procurator of San Marco; no. 110 in the catalogue of the sale (Boese, op. cit., p. 305).
Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817.
Last Substantive Revision
2018-10-03: Revised description to include all information from van Dijk, Pächt and Alexander, and Quarto.