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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 16

Summary Catalogue no.: 18597


Ovid, Tristia
Language(s): Latin
Ovid, Epistulae ex Ponto
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, end, Italian (as MS.): wood boards with rounded corners; dark brown leather, blind-tooled with lines, punches and strapwork; remnants of three clasps with dark brown textile straps, all lost; losses of spine, straps, endbands and leaves at each end, with much damp damage, perhaps from semi-immersion. Rebacked for Bodleian, later 19th century. c. 164 × 110–113 × c. 36–40 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, end

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). 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 added.