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.