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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 174

Summary Catalogue no.: 18755


Aristotle, Ethics (Latin translation)
Language(s): Latin
Aristotle, Politics (Latin translation)
Language(s): Latin
Aristotle, Rhetorica (tr. William of Moerbeke)
Language(s): Latin
Aristotle, Moralia (Latin translation)
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Aristotle, Secreta secretorum (Latin translation)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders.

Fine historiated initial.

fol. 1r

  • Type initial O
  • Subject Tonsured author, holding an open book, instructs a tonsured pupil, seated at his feet.

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 190, pl. XVIII)


Origin: 14th century, end ; Italian, Umbria (?)

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

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.