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

MS. Canon. Misc. 138

Summary Catalogue no.: 19614


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards, cut flush with textblock; dark brown leather, blind-tooled with triple lines and strapwork, spine plain; traces of two fore-edge clasps with thick brown leather straps and trefoil-shaped catch-plates, all lost; edges plain. Later damage to spine and to leather of front cover. 213–214 × 143–145 × c. 15 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century

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 (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.