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

MS. Canon. Misc. 422

Summary Catalogue no.: 19898


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


15th century, mid, Italian (as MS., a university book, with a note on pecia production at fol. 52v and financial notes for 1449 in Italian on back paste-down): wood boards; quarter-binding of faded red tawed leather, stretched across about a third of each bare board to a vertical row of 1+8+1 star-headed studs (most remaining) with lost edging strips; remains of a central fore-edge clasp, with brass catch-plate embossed with ‘yh’s’ below the letter ‘S’; spine mostly lost; edges plain, traces of ink title at top. 343–347 × 238 × c. 46–48 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.