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

MS. Canon. Gr. 116

Summary Catalogue no.: 18569


Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


16th century, Italian (as MS., by an Italian scribe, Venice 1518): wood boards, fairly thick, with partial inside bevel leaving corners proud; brown leather, blind tooling forming a large central panel of criss-crossed lines with interlace border, and an outer edge of alternating blind and gilt stamps; spine cross-hatched with blind lines; remnants of two lost clasps running from front cover to back; gilt gauffered edges, very worn. Repaired, May 1953, Bodleian: spine re-laid on modern leather. 118–119 × 82–83 × c. 30–31 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1518; Italy, Venice

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). Binding: 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).


    Ernst Gamillscheg & Dieter Harlfinger, Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten, 800–1600, Teil 1, Handschriften aus Bibliotheken Grossbritanniens, A. Verzeichnis der Kopisten (Vienna 1981), p. 47 no. 40 (‘Bernardus Felicianus’)

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Last Substantive Revision

2020-04: Binding description added.