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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 259

Summary Catalogue no.: 18840

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Valerius Maximus, Memorabilia

Note before book 10: 'Decimus hujus operis liber, qui et ultimus dicitur, vel negligentia vel malivolentia librariorum deperiit ; abbreviator vero titulos ejus habebat integre ; fartassis tamen de uno tantum, hoc est de prenomine, epythoma representabat.'

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 116)
Walter Map, Epistola Valerii ad Rufinum ne ducat uxorem (= De nugis curialium, iv.3–5).

‘dicunt tamen aliqui, quod beatus Jeronimus hanc fecit epistolam’

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 119 in folio

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Fine borders.

Fine historiated initials.

fol. 1r

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

Fine initials. Attributed by C. Huter to Cristoforo Cortese . (P&A ii. 437, pl. XLII)

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; Italian, Venice (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

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. 437 [decoration, date, origin]
H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854 [contents, physical description]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

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