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

MS. Canon. Misc. 309

Summary Catalogue no.: 19785


Plutarch, Vita Marci Antonii (Latin tr. by Leonardo Bruni )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


15th century or 16th century, Italian: thin pasteboards, flush with text-block; dark brown leather, blind-tooled with triple lines, stamps and dots to form a central diapered panel on each cover; flat spine with vertical lines and row of blind dots; traces of four pairs of ties (lost, material unclear); edges plain, ink title(?) at top. Minor later repairs. 220–222 × 159–161 × c. 22 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.