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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 287

Summary Catalogue no.: 18868


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine border, historiated initial. (P&A ii. 123, pl. XII)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial I
  • Subject A young man, in a gown of a university master, holding a book.

fol. 44r

  • Type initial I
  • Subject Grotesque with a serpent-like body, which coils around the initial.


Origin: 14th century, second quarter ; Italian, Venice (?)

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 (1 image from 35mm slides)