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

MS. Canon. Ital. 49

Summary Catalogue no.: 20101


Andrea da Fano, Filomena
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


A composite binding, with earlier boards completely obscured by later covering:

16th century?, Italian: wood boards, thickish and cut with large squares; no traces of clasps or bosses, so probably post-medieval.

18th century, Italian, quarter-leather rebinding and extensive repairs: spine of brown leather blotched with black, undecorated, no early label or title; sides covered with plain grey paper. 227–228 × 161 × c. 35 mm. (book closed). Cf. MS. Canon. Ital. 75.


Origin: 15th century ; 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.