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

MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 88

Summary Catalogue no.: 18981


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated initial of c. 1300, Bolognese style, added on fol. 119r. The original decoration is French in style. Quires I-XI and XX are of Italian parchment and quires XII-XIX of French parchment. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 106)


Origin: 13th century, beginning; added decoration, c. 1300 ; Italian; 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 (1970).

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.