MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 98
Summary Catalogue no.: 18679
Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 690)
15th century, early, Italian, Milan (as MS.): wood boards; dark brown leather, blind-tooled with lines and repeated stamps including ‘lamb and flag’ and the Visconti viper; one of four clasps remaining, with strap of red tawed leather and metal tip; scalloped brass corner-pieces, present but lacking their bosses; spine, centrepieces and further bosses lost; edges plain; condition generally battered. Front flyleaf is a fragment (? scribal waste) containing Ovid, Heroides 6. 1–63, 14th/15th century, Italian, and the ex libris of a Visconti family member.
18th century, Italian: replacement spine of grey paper with title and shelfmark, in turn replaced (preserved inside) by 20th-century Bodleian reback. 280–281 × 203–205 × c. 40 mm. (book closed).
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.