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MS. Canon. Ital. 108

Summary Catalogue no.: 20160


Dante, Divine comedy

Rubrics in Latin; glosses in Latin and Italian (Roddewig)

Language(s): Italian (perhaps with some southern features according to Roddewig)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander ii. 173, pl. XVI:

Fine miniatures (drawings in the lower margin).

Borders on fols. 1, 32, 64, by a different hand.

Historiated initials on fols. 1, 32, 64, by a different hand.


Origin: 14th century, second half ; Italian, South

Provenance and Acquisition

Jacopo Soranzo, his MS. 764 in f. (J. B. Mitchell card-index, Bodleian Library)

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

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) with reference to other literature as cited. Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (66 images from 35mm slides)


    Marcella Roddewig, Dante Alighiere: Die göttliche Komödie (1984), no. 518

Last Substantive Revision

2021-11-09: Description revised with reference to Pächt and Alexander and Roddewig