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

MS. Canon. Misc. 18

Summary Catalogue no.: 19494


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


14th century, late, or 15th century, Italian?, incorporating earlier sewing: wrapper of limp parchment reused from an unfinished document probably of the Avignon Pope Clement VII (1378–94); sewing on three thick double-cords of tawed leather, probably once visible (before repair) outside the spine where three windows were cut to fit them; no decoration, but pen-trials etc. by 15th-century hands on the outside covers. From Jacopo Soranzo’s collection (= Sor. 362 in quarto). Repairs and added endleaves, 20th century, Bodleian. 200–201 × 125–128 × c. 11–13 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 11th century, end

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.