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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 168

Summary Catalogue no.: 18749

Contents

Apicius, De re coquinaria
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Written in humanistic script by Pierantonio Sallando of Reggio , fol. 78. (P&A ii. 668)

Decoration

Fine borders.

Initials. Written in humanistic script by Pierantonio Sallando of Reggio , fol. 78. (P&A ii. 668, pl. LXIV)

fol. 1r

  • Type full border
  • Subject Architectural frontispiece with cooking implements. Coat of arms of Rossi of Bologna.

Binding

15th century, end, Italian, Bologna (as MS.): wood boards with inside bevel; dark brown leather with blind lines, stamps, strapwork centrepieces and gilt infilling; one of two fore-edge clasps surviving; gilt gauffered edges; spine lost. Twice rebacked, 18th-century, Italian, and 1949, Bodleian. 211 × 133–134 × c. 26 mm. (book closed). Cf. MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 167.

History

Origin: 1490 ; 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). Additional description of decoration by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000. 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)

Bibliography

    Binding:

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

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04: Binding description added.