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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 171

Summary Catalogue no.: 18752

Contents

1.
Ps.-Phalaris, Epistles (tr. Francesco Aretino)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Decoration

Good initials. Written in humanistic script in 1469 by Frater Bellinus , fol. 100v. (P&A ii. 845)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Pink initial on gold and blue background, decorated with floral designs and gold disks.
  • Type border, lower margin
  • Subject Floral designs, gold disks, laurel wreath with a defaced coat of arms.

fol. 71r

  • Type initial P
  • Subject Pink initial on gold and blue background, decorated with floral designs and gold disks.

History

Origin: 1469 ; Italian, North-east

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).

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.