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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 80

Summary Catalogue no.: 18661

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-19 || fols. 20-35 || fols. 36-38 || fols. 39-65

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) and supplementary sources.

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 80 - Part 1

Contents

Gualterus Anglicus , Fables
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Historiated initial (rubbed). (P&A ii. 756). 2-line plain alternating red and blue initials.

fol. 2r

  • Type initial U(t)
  • Subject Profile half-figure of the author (rubbed).

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; Italian, North

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 80 - Part 2

Contents

Praecepta rhetorica.
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Blue initials with red penwork.

History

Origin: 14th century ; Italian, North

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 80 - Part 3

Contents

Formulae ad epistolas inscribendas
Language(s): Latin and Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniature (drawing). The people addressed include Peter, bishop of Meaux, translated in 1409. (P&A ii. 764, pl. LXXIII)

fol. 36r

  • Type drawing
  • Subject Christ as the Man of Sorrows, surrounded by the instruments of Passion; pelican feeding its young with its blood (black ink).

History

Origin: c. 1400-1409 ; Italian, North

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 80 - Part 4

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Border, historiated initial (very much rubbed). (P&A ii. 757). 6- to 9-line pink initials on gold and blue background and three-quarter borders, decorated with acanthus leaves and flowers; penwork initials.

fol. 39r

  • Type initial C(armina)
  • Subject Half-figure of Boethius in prison (? badly rubbed).
  • Type border, left margin
  • Subject Acanthus leaves and flowers.

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; Italian, North