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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 241

Summary Catalogue no.: 18822


Cicero, De officiis

Ends imperfect at I.22 'Inimicus est cui data est etiam'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment (palimpsest)
Extent: i + 33 + 1 + i
Dimensions (leaf): 223 × 153 mm.
Foliation: i, 1-35


Ruled space c. 162 × 105 mm.




4-line 'silhouette' initial, fol. 1r; space for a 3-line initial, fol. 23v.


Red leather with blind-tooled decoration; Italian, 17th or 18th century (?)


Origin: 15th century ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted by Matthew Holford (August 2022) from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854), with additional physical description.

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2022-08: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.