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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 289

Summary Catalogue no.: 18870


Aristotle, Ethics (tr. Johannes Argyropulos )
Language(s): Latin
Aristotle, Politics (tr. Leonardo Bruni )
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Aristotle, Economics (tr. Leonardo Bruni )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Humanistic script attributable to Bartolomeo Fonzio . (Pächt and Alexander ii. 313)


Fine border.

fol. 5r

  • Type border, upper, left and lower margins
  • Subject Interlaced stems, decorated with folliage and flowers, birds, deer. Two winged putti support a wreath with a coat of arms (parti per pale sable and gules with a crown or surmounted by a lily argent).

Fine initials. Related to the style of Francesco d'Antonio del Cherico . (Pächt and Alexander ii. 313, pl. XXVIII)


Origin: c. 1465–1475 ; 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image 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.