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

MS. Canon. Misc. 25

Summary Catalogue no.: 19501


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards mostly left bare and polished, all corners slightly rounded; quarter-binding of thick brown leather stretching about a quarter width across each board, no surviving decoration, now mostly torn away and lost; remains of a central clasp, with lost strap of red tawed leather secured with star-shaped nails; endbands (damaged) sewn on similar red leather; endleaves are scrap from an unidentified Latin commentary, 15th century; title boldly written at top of outside back cover in large gothic script, 15th century (cf. MS. Canon. Misc. 9). 226–228 × 149–150 × c. 32–35 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.