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

MS. Canon. Gr. 49

Summary Catalogue no.: 18502


Marcus Eugenicus, works
Language(s): Greek
Theodorus Agallianus, Epistolae
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


15th century, Greek (as MS., of which the contributing scribe/author Theodorus Agallianus died c. 1474): thick wood boards, square-cut almost flush with text-block; dark brown leather with blind lines and stamps forming four criss-cross panels; traces of two lost straps of plaited leather running from back cover to front; endbands built up into ‘shoulders’ in Greek style; original spine re-laid onto modern reback, 20th century, Bodleian. 221–223 (or, with shoulder extensions, 231) × 140–143 × c. 50–57 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century

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).


    Printed descriptions:

    Ernst Gamillscheg & Dieter Harlfinger, Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten, 800–1600, Teil 1, Handschriften aus Bibliotheken Grossbritanniens, A. Verzeichnis der Kopisten (Vienna 1981), p. 83 no. 126

    Online resources:

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04: Binding description added.