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 minature; initials in a different style. Probably a copy of a MS. of 1256, colophon, fol. 88v.Pächt and Alexander ii. 80, pl. VII:

Fine miniature (drawing) related in style to Frederick II's Liber Avium.

Historiated initials.

Other initials.



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 abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.