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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 190

Summary Catalogue no.: 18771


Aristotle, Metaphysics (tr. Johannes Argyropulos )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 144 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 286 × 213 mm.


1 col., 31 lines, 175-190 × 105-110 mm.


Initials. Written in humanistic script by Franciscus Taurus of Rimini , fol. 144v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 284)


Origin: 1470 ; Italian, Florence (?)

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). Extent, dimensions and layout from Watson (1984).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 179

Last Substantive Revision

2024-05: Add extent, leaf dimensions and layout from Watson, Dated and Datable.