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

MS. Canon. Misc. 478

Summary Catalogue no.: 19954


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


15th century, after 1477, Italian? (as MS., where several sections by the same North European scribe, Swederus(?) Rolevinck, one dated Rome 1477, are bound together): pasteboards, cut flush with text-block; brown leather, now discoloured, blind-tooled with a simple overall design of straight and diagonal triple lines; spine similarly cross-hatched; title in ink (worn) at upper centre of front cover, ?15th century; traces of four sets of lost leather ties, attached close to the edges. 292 × 216–220 × c. 62 mm. (book closed).

The scribe’s name (fol. 229r) was misread by Coxe (1854) as ‘Ernoder Roleonich’. An early owner was Hermannus de Rede.


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.