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

MS. Canon. Ital. 147

Summary Catalogue no.: 20199


Sidrac (Catalan translation)
Language(s): Catalan
Ps.-Aristotle, Secreta secretorum (Catalan translation)
Language(s): Catalan

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


19th century, second half ?, for Bodleian (including extensive paper repairs), but probably imitating a previous quarter-leather style: bare wood boards with large squares and standard corners (not reflecting the textblock’s rounded corners); spine covered with red leather extending about a third across each board (no edging attachment), undecorated except for blind lines on spine around the cords; edges plain. 375 × 260–263 × c. 69 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 14th century ; Spanish

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).

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-21: Binding description added.