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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 54

Summary Catalogue no.: 18635


Pomponio Leto, Commentary on Virgil
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


18th century (or possibly earlier, but probably an archaizing binding), Italian: wood boards left bare; light brown quarter-leather, undecorated; no clasps; deckle edges of paper text-block untrimmed. Fol. [331] was perhaps the paste-down of a previous binding. 236–239 × 159–160 × c. 75 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, last third

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). Binding: B. C. Barker-Benfield, Bookbindings of Canonici manuscripts : a survey of early and non-standard bindings, mostly Italian, in the Canonici collection of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (Oxford, privately printed, 2020).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04: Binding description added.