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

MS. Canon. Misc. 144

Summary Catalogue no.: 19620


Language(s): Latin

2. (fol. 51)
Treatise on confession
Incipit: Cum ad salutem suam quilibet teneatur confiteri peccata sua
Explicit: non concupisces non desiderabis etc.
3. (fol. 75)
Life of St. Louis, bishop of Toulouse
(fol. 97(98))

Epistle (Sap. 8, Iuvenis et acutus inveniar) and gospel (Mark 10: Sinite parvulos) for a mass of St Louis

(fol. 98(99))

Account of the translation of St Louis

Incipit: Gloriosus dei confessor et pontifex illustris et inclitus

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 182 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written): 108 × 75 mm.
Foliation: Original foliation in Roman numerals in the second part of the volume, fols. 75–119.


27 lines


Good initials on fols. 75–119. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 533)

Initials on a gold ground, fols. i, xxv, xxix verso.


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

Provenance and Acquisition

Possibly from the church and nunnery of St Louis, near Venice, dioc. Castello, referred to in the letter on fol. 103v.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici, -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford (typescript, 1957) Vol. 1: Mass Books, p. 205, Pächt and Alexander, and the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2018-07-24: Description revised to include information from van Dijk and all information in Quarto.