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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 167

Summary Catalogue no.: 18748


Plutarch, De capienda ex inimicis utilitate (Latin tr.)
Language(s): Latin
Censorinus, De die natali
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders.

Initials. Humanistic script attributable to Pierantonio Sallando of Reggio . (Pächt and Alexander ii. 669, pl. LXIV)


15th century, end, Italian, Bologna (as MS.): wood boards, inside bevel; dark brown leather with large gilt-tooled panels edged by blind lines (also on inside bevels) and strapwork; gilt gauffered edges; spine and two clasps or sets of ties lost. Rebacked, 18th century, Italian. 214–215 × 131–132 × c. 23–25 mm. (book closed). Cf. MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 168.


Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, Bologna

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). 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Digital Bodleian (1 image of binding from 35mm slides)



    Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, II no. 1406 C, Tav. A11 (under Bologna).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04: Binding description added.