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

MS. Canon. Misc. 105

Summary Catalogue no.: 19581

Physical Description

Composite: two parts

Binding

15th century or earlier (? by the time of the volume’s purchase in 1403, see fol. 1r), Italian?: wood boards, outside corners rounded; brown leather, tooled with blind lines to form diamond shapes linking the bosses; rows of 3+[3]+3 star-shaped bosses on each cover, with single central clasp; strap of thick natural-coloured textile (a replacement ?), with metal catch fixing to a large embossed catch-plate; endleaves of palimpsest parchment including erased plainchant, 12th century. Spine enhanced or replaced, with gilt decoration and a gilt red-leather title-label, 18th century, Italian, all re-laid onto a reback of 1945, Bodleian. 170-172 × 125 × c. 26-30 mm. (book closed).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

MS. Canon. Misc. 105 - Part 1

Contents

2.
Treatises on spheres.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Canon. Misc. 105 - Part 2

Contents

1.
Astronomical treatise.
Language(s): Latin
2.
Johannes de Sacro Bosco , Algorismus (imperfect)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854). 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

2020-09-14: Binding description added.