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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 40

Summary Catalogue no.: 18621


Juvenal, Satirae
Colophon: (fol. 65) Expletus per me Johannem michaelem Carauaziensem de Speronis die 27. Julii 1468. Finis.
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 66v)

Added poem:

Rubric: Ad elloquentissimum virum Nicolaum de cauazochis
Incipit: Molti pedanti ch’ a laitesta grossa
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 65 + iv fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 250 × 170 mm.


27–31 long lines, written space 170 × c. 100 mm.


Written in humanistic script by Johannes Michaelis Caravaziensis de Speronis (Veronese family)


Illuminated interlace initial, by the same artist as MS. Canon. Misc. 289; Douce 289 [pr.]; and Vienna, ONB, Cod. 2152.

Coloured initials.


Origin: 1468 ; Italian, Verona (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (Nov. 2019) from the following sources, with additional description of fol. 66v:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 156 [physical description, origin, date]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, II (1970), no. 634 [decoration, script]
(H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) [contents]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2019-11-20: Revised to include all information in Watson, Pächt and Alexander, and Quarto catalogue.