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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 14

Summary Catalogue no.: 18595


Ovid , Heroides (end lost)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated border and initial (partly rubbed). Sketch, fol. 64v, 15th century. (P&A ii. 774)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial H
  • Subject Pink initial on gold background, infilled with a figure of a young woman.
  • Type full border
  • Subject Folliage; shield left empty to be filled with a coat of arms; young man in red tunic (badly rubbed).

fol. 64v

  • Type initial P
  • Subject Penwork initial with a face of a bearded man.
  • Type drawing
  • Subject Armed man on horseback.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; Italian, North-west

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) and supplementary sources.