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

MS. Canon. Misc. 555

Summary Catalogue no.: 20031


Michael Scot , Liber particularis
Language(s): Latin
Michael Scot , Liber de Physiognomia
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniature (drawing) related in style to Frederick II's Liber Avium. Historiated and other initials in a different style, diagrams. Probably a copy of a MS. of 1256, colophon, fol. 88v. (P&A ii. 80, pl. VII)


Origin: 13th century, third quarter ; Italian, South

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)