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MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: 18900


Bible (incomplete)
(fols. 458–60v)
Epistle and Gospel list

Added. Temporale. Two identical copies of the same list (fols. 2v-8r-95 and 10–11-12ª), the second being slightly later. Fol. 3v-4 contain a fragmentary kalendar, contemporary to the volume. The first written on leaves of the original volume, the second on additional leaves.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 273 (175) + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 178 × 112 mm.
Dimensions (written): 121 × 80 mm.


2 col. of 30 lines

The lists in long lines.


Penwork borders. Initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 70)


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

S. Zeno, Cesena, 16th cent. (ex libris, fols. 3, 173v, 272v, 273v).

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici, -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817.

Record Sources

S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957); Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography). Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford , II (1970), no. 70
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 349

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.