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, initials. (P&A 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.

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').


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 by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)