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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 135

Summary Catalogue no.: 18716

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–29 || B


Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 135 – Part 1


Ps.-Aristotle, Secreta secretorum (Latin translation by Philip of Tripoli
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Fine border.

Fine historiated initial. C. Huter (Apollo, 1980) attributes the author-portrait to the Novella Master , non-figurative decoration to Cristoforo Cortese . (Pächt and Alexander ii. 751, pl. LXXII)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Half-figure of Philippus Tripolitanus (?).


Origin: c. 1400–1405 ; Italian, Venice

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 135 – Part 2


Theological treatises.
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Origin: 16th century ; Italian

Additional Information

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). Part 1: decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970), with reference to other cited literature.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

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.