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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 27

Summary Catalogue no.: 18608

Horace, Ps.-Virgil; N. Italy, 1471


Language(s): Latin

Horace, Sermones

Imperfect; ends at II.iv.73. With glosses.

(fol. 32)
Ps.-Virgil, Copa

With glosses.

Colophon: (fol. 32v) Finis. Cº.Cº.Cº.Cº. LXXIº. IIIIº. ydus Marcii.
(fol. 34v)
Ps.-Virgil, De rosis nascentibus

With glosses.

(fols. 35, 44–46)
Ps.-Virgil, Moretum

With glosses.

2. (fols. 51, 36, 49–50, 37–42, 53, 54)
Horace, Epistolae

Imperfect (begins at I.xvi.55); II.i lacks 129–188. With glosses.

3. (fols. 54v, 43, 52)
Horace, Ars poetica

Imperfect, ends at l. 155.

4. (fol. 47)
Ps.-Virgil, Dirae

Imperfect. With glosses.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Fols. 1–32, 33–46, 47–56 are separate sections but all on paper with the same watermark (cf. Briquet 2488, 2489, 2491, respectively Treviso 1467–8, Udine, Milan, 1467, and Mantua 1468, Treviso 1471–4, etc.)
Extent: 54 + ii fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 193 × 150 mm.


1 col., 26 lines, written space 140 × 70 mm.


Coloured initials.



Origin: 1471 ; Italian, North

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2019) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 154 [physical description, origin]
(H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) [contents]

Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-07: Revised to include all information in Watson, Pächt and Alexander, and Quarto catalogue.