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

MS. Canon. Ital. 4

Summary Catalogue no.: 20056


Jacobus de Cessolis, De ludo scaccorum (Italian translation)
Language(s): Italian
Innocent IV (?), Moralitas de scaccario (Italian translation)
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Fine miniatures (coloured drawings). Written by Marinus Galazi (?) (erased), fol. 59v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 495, pl. XLVII)


Origin: 1459 ; 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (13 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 207

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.