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

MS. Canon. Ital. 35

Summary Catalogue no.: 20087


Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


16th century, first half, Italian: limp parchment wrapper (? secondhand), without support or lining, extended at lower cover into a small flap; sewing-supports of two outside bands of thin tawed leather stretching across the spine over c. one third of each cover, attached with thin decorative criss-cross strips of the same tawed leather (damaged). The front cover has a row of prickings c. 15–20 mm. from the edge around all three sides and also inside at the fore-edge and lower turn-ins – possibly sewing-holes for some lost outer covering. 218–220 × 166–169 × c. 30 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 16th century, first half ; 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).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-21: Binding description added.