MS. Canon. Gr. 115
Summary Catalogue no.: 18568
16th century, Greek, or Italian alla greca (scribe worked in Corfu to 1537 and in Venice 1537-1552): wood boards, thick, with grooved edges; polished brown leather with bold lines and blind-stamps including a diamond shape with double-headed eagle; spine plain; traces of two clasps, probably once of plaited leather, running from lower board to fore-edge pegs on front board (all now lost); elaborate endbands, curving around to form shoulders and oversewn in alternating blue and white thread. Endleaves of ‘Dutch gilt paper’ embossed in red with foliage design, added in 18th-century Italy; label of Jacopo Soranzo at top of spine; minor modern repairs. 123-125 (with shoulders 132) x 80-83 x c. 43 mm. (book closed).
Provenance and Acquisition
Gamillscheg/Harlfinger ascribe the script to Antonios Eparchos (1491-1571): he worked in his native Corfu to 1537, in Venice 1537-1552, thereafter unspecified (Ernst Gamillscheg & Dieter Harlfinger, Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten, 800-1600, Teil 1, Handschriften aus Bibliotheken Grossbritanniens, A. Verzeichnis der Kopisten (Vienna 1981), pp. 38-9 no. 23.
Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.