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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 31

Summary Catalogue no.: 18612


Propertius , Elegies
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders, historiated and other initials. By Monte or Gherardo di Giovanni di Miniato (del Fora) and workshop. Humanistic script attributable to Antonio Sinibaldi . (P&A ii. 331, pl. XXXI)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial C
  • Subject Portrait of the author, holding a book.
  • Type border, upper, left and lower margins
  • Subject Grotesques, folliage and flowers. At the bottom of the page two hybrid figures support Medici arms.


Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, Florence

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 (7 images from 35mm slides)