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

MS. Canon. Misc. 332

Summary Catalogue no.: 19808


Ramon Lull, Liber prouerbiorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


14th century, late, or 15th century, Italian (as MS.): thick wood boards, cut flush with text-block; quarter-binding with later parchment spine (doubtless replacing earlier leather), stretching across about a third of each bare board; remains of central clasp with lost strap of tawed leather; paste-downs and quire-strengtheners from a Latin grammatical manuscript, 14th century, Italian. Rebacked in parchment, 18th century?, Italian, with pink paper spine-label containing the title and border painted in green. 215–219 × 142 × c. 45 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).

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-14: Binding description added.