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

MS. Canon. Misc. 433

Summary Catalogue no.: 19909


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated initials.

Good other initials.

Fine penwork borders and initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 549)


15th century, third quarter, Italian (as MS.): wood boards with inside bevel; reddish-brown leather, blind-tooled with multiple lines, stamps (one with a human face) and strapwork; traces of four clasps with lost brown-leather straps. Crudely rebacked in parchment, 18th century, Italian, with underlying (later?) canvas strengthener. 324–329 × 220 × c. 73–80 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Venice (?)

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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). 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.