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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 230

Summary Catalogue no.: 18811


Cicero , works
Language(s): Latin
Cicero , speeches
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Sallust ; Ps.-Cicero, Inuectiuae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine border, initials, attributed by C. Huter to Cristoforo Cortese . Fine penwork initials. Fere-humanistic script. (P&A ii. 377, pl. XXXVI)

fol. 2r

  • Type initial Q(vintus)
  • Subject Pink initial, on gold and blue background, decorated with two putti, grotesques, leaves and gold disks.

fol. 39r

  • Type initial O
  • Subject Pink initial, on gold and blue background, decorated with acanthus leaves and gold disks.


Origin: c. 1405-1406 ; Italian, Venice

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/Mapping Manuscript Migrations 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.'