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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 276

Summary Catalogue no.: 18857


Valerius Maximus, Memorabilia
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


14th century, Italian: wood boards; tawed leather with suede-like finish (once reddish as at turn-ins, covers now faded to dirty yellow), without decoration; remnants of two fore-edge clasps with lost textile straps (now brown) and of 1+4 small circular bosses at centre and far corners of each cover (all lost); edges plain. 299 × 215–217 × c. 36 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 14th century, beginning

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854). Binding: B. C. Barker-Benfield, Bookbindings of Canonici manuscripts : a survey of early and non-standard bindings, mostly Italian, in the Canonici collection of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (Oxford, privately printed, 2020).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04: Binding description added.