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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 10

Summary Catalogue no.: 18591


Ovid, Heroides

With some glosses and notes added by a later hand.

Ep. 15 is omitted; ep. 14 ends in l. 12.

Colophon: Explicit. Ovidius epistolarum ; Deo gratias, Amen. Facto fine, pia laudetur virgo Maria.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 50 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 237 × 175 mm.


Lower part of many leaves excised.


1 col., 34 lines; ruled space 173 × 110 mm.


Southern textualis.


Penwork initial, fol. 1r.

Coloured initials, rubrics.


Quarter-leather and plain parchment, Italian, 18th century, for Canonici.


Origin: 14th century ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

Jacopo Soranzo, part 2 of his MS. 742 in quarto (his catalogue, Venice, Bibl. Marciana, MS. Ital. X. 139 (= Bodl. MS. Facs. c. 40/7, fol. 89r-v)); his foliation 108-189.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2022) from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854), with additional physical description.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-08: Description revised for digitization.