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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 230

Summary Catalogue no.: 18811

Contents

1.
Cicero , works
Language(s): Latin
2.
Cicero , speeches
Language(s): Latin
3.
Ps.-Sallust ; Ps.-Cicero, Inuectiuae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

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.

History

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 by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) and supplementary sources.