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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 280

Summary Catalogue no.: 18861


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated border.

fol. 2r

  • Type full border
  • Subject Rectangular border in gold frame with white vine-stem decoration on red, green, blue and gold background. Four panels in gold frames: (upper margin) crown over IHS monogram; (right and left margins) hand holding branches with flowers and leaves, surrounded by a scroll with lettering on silver background (oxidised, illegible); laurel wreath with a coat of arms (argent a lion rampant gules holding a sword argent with overall a bend azure with three flowers or with a black ecclesiastical hat; initials 'BT').

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 545, pl. LI) 7- to 8-line gold initials with white vine-stem decoration on red, green, blue and gold background on fols. 2r, 6r, 14v, 33r, 52r, 69v, 93v, 102v, 122v.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Milan

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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.