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

MS. Canon. Ital. 299

Summary Catalogue no.: 20351


Treatise on mass
Language(s): Italian
Treatise on confession
Language(s): Italian
Religious treatise
Language(s): Italian
Hugo Panziera, Trattati spirituali
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated initials.

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 536, pl. LI)


15th century, third quarter, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; brown leather, blind-tooled with lines and strapwork; remnants of two strap-and-pin fastenings with lost straps of light brown textile running to lost pins halfway across the back cover. Clumsily rebacked, 18th century?, Italian, in green leather over the original (mostly lost?) spine. 147–149 × c. 100 × 32–35 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Venice (?)

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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). 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

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-21: Binding description added.