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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 42

Summary Catalogue no.: 18623

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

MS. Canon. Class. Lat 42, part 1 (fols. 1-75i)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1r-75a recto)
Juvenal, Satirae
Colophon: (fol. 75a) Explicit liber ... scriptus ex expletus per me ⟨Pau⟩lum veronensem li scolas regentem in moccccoxxxviiio die xvija mensis Septembris

Fols. 75a verso-75i blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 1 + 83 fols. (foliated i, 1-74, 75a-75i)
Dimensions (leaf): 217 × 140 mm.

Layout

1 col., 25-6 lines, written space 150 × 90 mm.

Hand(s)

Written in humanistic script by Paulus Veronensis (cf. Colophons de mss., v, no. 15127).

Decoration

Initial.

Coloured initials, spaces left for others.

Rubrics.

Contemporary pen-drawings on fol. 75i verso.

History

Origin: 1438 ; Italian, Verona (?)

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 42, part 2 (fols. 76-87)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 76r-87v)

Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale (bk. 3, imperfect), with commentary

Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale magnum
Incipit: (fol. 76v) ⟨P⟩andere proposui per versus sillaba queque
Explicit: Verbum personam quod habet superare secundam||

Lines 1550-1659 in Reichling's edition.

Commentary on Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale, bk. 3
Incipit: (prologue) (fol. 75r) ⟨I⟩uxta materiam presentis libri queritur. Quare iste liber est tercius et vltimus. Secundo queritur quod est vtilitas presentis liber
Incipit: (fol. 75v) Iste est parcialis liber tercius ipsius Allexandri de modo proficiendi(?) dicciones qui continet in se tres tractatus. Primum de quantitatibus sillabarum. Secundum de accentibus. Tertium de figuris grammaticalibus. Primus continet septem capitula

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (no watermark discernable)
Extent: 12 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 140 mm.

Layout

1 col., c. 52 lines of commentary enclosing variable number of lines of text in larger script. Written space 175 × 115 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursive

Decoration

Spaces for initials left unfilled.

History

Origin: 15th century ; Germany or Central Europe

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description of part 1 adapted from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 157 [physical description, origin, date]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 629 [decoration, script]
(H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) [contents]
Description of part 2 by Matthew Holford, December 2019. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue.

Last Substantive Revision

2019-11-20: Revised to include all information in Watson, P&A, and Quarto catalogue, with additional description of part 2.