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

MS. Canon. Ital. 13

Summary Catalogue no.: 20065


Tommaso Gozzadini, Fiore di virtù
Language(s): Italian
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


A composite binding, with the original wrapper preserved inside the 18th-century binding:

15th century, 1469, Italian: former parchment wrapper (fols. i, 59), originally blank on the outside but embellished with 15th-century pen-trials front and back and with (fol. i verso) a circular compass-drawn design enclosing six green leaves over a tile-like pattern, ringed by the maker’s name Petrus SerFrancisci SerAntonij and date ‘[1]469’; corners of textblock slightly rounded. (fol. i) 200–207 × 134–7 mm.

18th century, Italian: quarter-binding of pasteboards covered with light-brown (pinkish) paper, light-brown leather spine with gilt lines and gilt red-leather label; edges stained yellow. 223–4 × 150 × c. 15 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1469 ; Italian

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 (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).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 211

Last Substantive Revision

2022-06: Date revised with reference to Watson.