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

MS. Canon. Misc. 349

Summary Catalogue no.: 19825


Inscriptions in Italy.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


16th century, early, Italian, ?Genoa (MS. after 1493, Italian): thin pasteboards, flush with text-block; dark brown leather, blind-tooled with triple lines, large dots, and a panel of the Annunciation on each cover showing Gabriel, Mary and two smaller figures amidst a flowering plant set in a pot above initals M B, all surrounded by the Ave Maria in capitals; traces of four sets of lost ties; spine-linings from a devotional manuscript, 15th century, Italian. Added endleaves of carta bassanese, 18th century, Italian. c. 243 × 170–172 × c. 25 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)


    Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, III no. 2855 bis (under Genoa), citing the same design in panel(s) made by or for the Genoese bookseller Viviano da Varese, despite Flemish, French and Spanish parallels.

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.