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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 292

Summary Catalogue no.: 18873


Aristotle, Metaphysics (tr. Bessarion )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Good initial. Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 852)

fol. 2r

  • Type initial O
  • Subject Gold initial, decorated with interlaced stems, flowers and gold disks.
  • Type border, lower margin
  • Subject Laurel wreath with a defaced coat of arms.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, North-east

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.