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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 298

Summary Catalogue no.: 18879

Contents

Livy , First decade
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine initials. (P&A ii. 429, pl. XLII) 5- to 12-line pink initials on gold background with white arabesque designs, decorated with interlace, acanthus leaves and flowers.

History

Origin: c. 1450-1460 ; Italian, probably Padua

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 (3 images from 35mm slides)