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

MS. Canon. Gr. 114

Summary Catalogue no.: 18567


Psalter and Canticles.
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


16th century, late, or 17th century?, Italian?: pasteboards; brown leather with gilt double lines round cover-edges, rest left plain; spine with small gilt floral stamp in each panel (mostly now obscured or damaged) and gilt title tooled directly on spine; no traces of clasps or bosses; edges plain. 125 × 92 × c. 72–75 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 13th century ; Byzantine

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 Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969). 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.