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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 79

Summary Catalogue no.: 18660

Contents

Statius , Thebais
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine historiated and other initials. Close in style to the school of Niccolò di Giacomo da Bologna . (P&A ii. 135, pl. XIII)

fol. 1r

  • Title Book I
  • Type initial F
  • Subject Half-figure of a man in a hat and gown bordered with ermine, holding a book.

fol. 12v

  • Title Book II
  • Type initial I
  • Subject A man in a tunic and hat.

fol. 24v

  • Title Book III
  • Type initial A
  • Subject Half-figure of a bearded man, holding a book.

fol. 49v

  • Title Book V
  • Type initial P
  • Subject Half-figure of a bearded man, holding a book.

fol. 61v

  • Title Book VI
  • Type initial N
  • Subject Half-figure of a man in a cloak and hood, holding a book.

fol. 76v

  • Title Book VII
  • Type initial U
  • Subject Half-figure of a young man.

fol. 90r

  • Title Book VIII
  • Type initial U
  • Subject Half-figure of a bearded man, holding an open book and reading.

fol. 116v

  • Title 'Quatuor aflictis ducibus...'
  • Type initial Q
  • Subject Half-figure of a man, pointing to the text.

fol. 117r

  • Title Book X
  • Type initial O
  • Subject Half-figure of an old man, holding a scroll.

fol. 131r

  • Title Book XI
  • Type initial P
  • Subject Half-figure of a man, holding a book.

fol. 144r

  • Title Book XII
  • Type initial N
  • Subject Half-figure of a bearded man, seated at desk.

History

Origin: 14th century, end ; Italian, Bologna

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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).