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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 239

Summary Catalogue no.: 18820


Cicero, De officiis
Language(s): Latin
Cicero, De amicitia
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


The script is German to fol. 54r and Italian from fol. 54v to the end. (Pächt and Alexander i. 174)


Good border.

Good historiated initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 174)


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; German, Austrian and Italian (?)

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 (1966).

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.