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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 28

Summary Catalogue no.: 18609


Juvenal, Satirae
Language(s): Latin
Persius, Satirae (with glosses)
Language(s): Latin
Horace, Epistolae
Language(s): Latin
Horace, Sermones
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, Italian (as MS.), with contemporary contents-table on front paste-down: wood boards; light brown leather with blind strapwork tooling on covers, and cross-hatching on spine with double lines and dots (no title or label); remnants of two fore-edge clasps with (lost) red fabric straps, and of four lost circular bosses on each cover; endbands oversewn with green and natural thread; titles in ink capitals around all three edges. 196–197 × 136–138 × c. 40–42 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century

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.