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

MS. Canon. Misc. 33

Summary Catalogue no.: 19509


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


15th century, Italian (as MS., which is in two related parts, the first (text 1) dated Bologna 1465): wood boards with cushion bevel; tooled with blind lines in a simple overall diamond pattern; traces of three clasps with green textile straps (lost) and surviving star-headed nails; spine plain, with early title written sideways in ink. 219–221 × 153–156 × c. 36 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century (in part 1465) ; Italian, Bologna (at least in part)

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).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 289 (fols. 1-84)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-06: Revised origin with reference to Watson.