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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 286

Summary Catalogue no.: 18867

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Hand(s)

Written in humanistic script in 1456 whilst Dominus Dominicus Bragadenus was lecturing, fol. 234. (P&A ii. 493)

Decoration

Fine historiated border (unfinished).

fol. 1r

  • Type border
  • Subject Two angels suporting a wreath, left blank to be filled with a coat of arms (pen sketch).

Fine initial. (P&A ii. 493)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial M
  • Subject Gold half-page initial with white vine-stem decoration and nude human figures, climbing vine stems and bars of the initial, on blue, pink and green background.

Spaces left blank for initials thoughout the text, never filled in.

History

Origin: 1456 ; Italian, Venice

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.