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

MS. Canon. Misc. 123

Summary Catalogue no.: 19599

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Humanistic script probably attributable to Felice Feliciano (P&A ii. 639, pl. LXII)

Decoration

Good diagrams.

Fine borders.

Fine initial. Illumination probably attributable to Felice Feliciano. (P&A ii. 639, pl. LXII)

Binding

15th century, 3rd quarter, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; polished brown leather, blind-tooled with triple lines, strapwork and dots; spine cross-hatched with triple lines; remains of three clasps with red textile straps (lost) and square brass catch-plates; edges plain, ink title added at lower edge. Minor repairs, 18th century, Italian, and later. 209–210 × 140–143 × c. 25 mm. (book closed).

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Verona (?)

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 (1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-14: Binding description added.