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

MS. Canon. Misc. 299

Summary Catalogue no.: 19775


Ramon Lull, Liber proverbiorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Origin: 15th century, first half

Provenance and Acquisition

The manuscript’s colophon on fol. 103r gives a date as 1299, but that is in fact only the composition date of Ramon Lull’s text (as in MS. Canon. Misc. 332). Compounding the misunderstanding, Coxe took 1299 as a mistake for 1399, presumably to make a better fit for the manuscript’s script and decoration, which seem to be earlier 15th century. The manuscript is rejected as a dated manuscript on these grounds by Andrew Watson, Dated MSS. (1984), vol. 1 p. 150.

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), with additional reference to published literature as cited in the description.

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2020-02-20: Andrew Dunning based on corrections by Bruce Barker-Benfield.