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


Fine historiated initial (Bernardino, canonised 1450, has a halo perhaps added), fols. 44-77. Written by Georgius Junius , fol. 77v. (P&A ii. 695, pl. LXVIII)


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 P├Ącht and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations 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.'