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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: 18589


Ovid, Heroides
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written by Vianinus . (P&A ii. 775)


Good border.

Good historiated initial. (P&A ii. 775)

fol. 1r

  • Type initial H
  • Subject Half-figure of a young woman.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; Italian, North-west

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).

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.