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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 30

Summary Catalogue no.: 18611

The Oxford Catullus

Contents

Catullus , Poems ('The Oxford Catullus')
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine historiated initial added in Lombardy, c. 1430. Related to the style of the Master of the Vitae Imperatorum . (P&A ii. 693, pl. LXVII)

(fol. 1r) initial C: half-figure of the author with finger raised in a gesture of teaching.

History

Origin: 14th century, third quarter ; Italian

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.

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (50 images from 35mm slides)

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