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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 259

Summary Catalogue no.: 18840


Valerius Maximus , Memorabilia
Language(s): Latin
Walter Map , Epistola Valerii ad Rufinum ne ducat uxorem (= De nugis curialium, iv 3-5).
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders, historiated and other initials, attributed by C. Huter to Cristoforo Cortese . (P&A ii. 437, pl. XLII)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial U
  • Subject Profile portrait of the author, holding a book.


Origin: c. 1400 ; 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.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)