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

MS. Canon. Misc. 314

Summary Catalogue no.: 19790


Commentary on Aristotle, Ethics
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards, cut flush with text-block; quarter-binding of red tawed leather, undecorated, secured across about 40% of each bare board with a vertical row of 1+4+1 metal nails, mostly extant; remains of a central clasp with lost strap of red tawed leather; ink title (date unclear) added at top right of front board. 212–213 × 145 × c. 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.