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

MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 86

Summary Catalogue no.: 18979


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


16th century, late, or early 17th century, Italian: a limp, unstiffened parchment wrapper with a flap at lower fore-edge and remains of a long central tie of white tawed leather; quires sewn on brown tanned leather cords through two external spine-strengtheners of brown leather; undecorated. 310 × 207–211 × c. 27 mm. (book closed).


Origin: late 16th or early 17th century ; Italy

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). Correction of compiler(?)'s name, and redating of manuscript by Bruce-Barker Benfield, 2018. Binding: B. C. Barker-Benfield, Bookbindings of Canonici manuscripts : a survey of early and non-standard bindings, mostly Italian, in the Canonici collection of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (Oxford, privately printed, 2020).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04: Binding description revised.