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

MS. Canon. Misc. 511

Summary Catalogue no.: 19987


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Written by Gerardus Nyendorp, fol. 90v, and Bartholomaeus Fabri de Picardia 'Morin. dyocesis' (i.e. Thérouanne), fol. 121v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 490)


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 490)


15th century, Italian (as MS., a very large, university book written in Italy in 1453 by Dutch and French scribes): thick wood boards, narrow outside bevel; quarter-binding, once with leather stretching across about a quarter of each bare board to a vertical row of 1+7+1 nails, all lost, spine now left bare; sewn on four straps of tawed leather, laced through tunnels in the thickness of the boards; traces of two lost fore-edge clasps with thick straps; no paste-downs . Upper corner of lower board replaced, an early repair; paper flyleaves added, 20th century, Bodleian. 455–460 × 290–293 × c. 48–50 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1453 ; 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 (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).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 366

Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-14: Binding description added.