MS. Canon. Ital. 104
Summary Catalogue no.: 20156
18th century, Italian, in archaizing style: wood boards, square-cut but ill-fitting, left bare; plain quarter-binding of reddish-brown leather, undecorated; a 4-leaf quire of blank paper added at each end, with ‘prelate’s hat’ watermark; no clasps; edges plain; paper label with ink title on spine (cf. MSS. Canon. Ital. 27 and 95). Boards and spine show some worm-damage. 394–397 × 274–280 × c. 31–32 mm. (book closed).
Origin: 15th century ; Italian
Provenance and Acquisition
Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805
Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817
Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (A. Mortara, Catalogo dei manoscritti italiani che sotto la denominazione di Codici Canoniciani Italici si conservano nella Biblioteca Bodleiana a Oxford, Quarto Catalogues XI, 1864). 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).
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Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Binding description added.