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

MS. Canon. Misc. 312

Summary Catalogue no.: 19788


Alchemical texts
Language(s): Latin
2. fols. 44–77
Bernardino of Siena, De vita christiana
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Pächt and Alexander ii. 695, pl. LXVIII:

Fine historiated initial (Bernardino, canonised 1450, has a halo perhaps added), fols. 44–77. Written by Georgius Junius , fol. 77v.


Origin: 15th century (in part, 1437) ; Italian, Milan

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 (1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 327 (fols. 44-77)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.