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

MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 59

Summary Catalogue no.: 18952


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated and other initials. Partly mutilated. Drawing, fol. 27v, c. 1400. Historiated initials of 15th century, fols. 191r, 418r, 422v. (P&A ii. 102, pl. IX)


Origin: 13th century, end; added decoration, c. 1400 and 15th century ; Italian, North (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (6 images from 35mm slides)