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
Colophon: Fol. 97: Mºccccº.xxxv. die xii mij[sic] Ego Nannes Tauxignano [Tussignano] scripsi (et) expleui in ciuitate fauenti⟨ae⟩ [Fano] Magnifici domini domini guidondonij manfredis
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 97 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 218 × 158 mm.


1 col., 24 lines; written space c. 150-165 × 80-100 mm.




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: 1435 ; Italian, Fano

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 97: 'Inschrisse pierfrancesco delbiancho dagostino delbene mazingnj ⟨ ⟩'

‘Cod. L’, front cover.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805 (source of acquisition not known).

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (July 2022) from the following sources:
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)
A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 221
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)

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Last Substantive Revision

2022-07: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.