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. (P&A ii. 490)


Good initials. (P&A 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).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-14: Binding description added.