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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 285

Summary Catalogue no.: 18866


Quintilian, De institutione oratoria (Abbreviation by Francesco Patrizi of Siena, afterwards Bishop of Caietano.)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Initials. Humanistic script. The work was written probably between c. 1458 and 1466. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 318)


Origin: 15th century, second half ; Italian, Florence (?)

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).

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.