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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 258

Summary Catalogue no.: 18839

Contents

Macrobius, Saturnalia

Added note: 'In hoc differt ab editis, quod in ipsis opus dividitur in septem libros; Hic in quarto comprehenduntur tres, scilicet, iv. v. et vi. liber."

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 152 leaves (large quarto)

Hand(s)

Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 232)

Decoration

Good initials. (P&A ii. 232)

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Rome (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Marini B...ardi doctoris', fol. ii, 15th or 16th century.

'Questo libro mi costo G. 16 — ma l'abbi dal Santo Lodovicho Talia che lo vende per di somo di soldo che mi giari costardi G. 31 di prima compra'.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2021) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 232 [decoration, date, origin, provenance]
H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854 [contents, physical description, provenance]

Last Substantive Revision

2021-03: Description revised to incorporate all information in Quarto and P&A