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

MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 64

Summary Catalogue no.: 18957


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 517)


A composite binding, in which boards and leather survive below a later covering. 15th century, later, or earlier 16th century, nationality unclear: wood boards with slight cushion bevel and slots at the front board for two clasp-straps; dark leather (intact but obscured) tooled with double or triple lines in large diagonals forming diamond shapes, perhaps also with stamps or rolls.

(later complete re-covering) 18th century, Italian: half-leather binding with spine and corners of brown leather and sides of plain beige paper, the spine with gilt lines and label of lighter leather; later in turn repaired. 380 × 247–250 × c. 76–79 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 13th century, second quarter ; French

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 (1966).

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.