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

MS. Canon. Misc. 65

Summary Catalogue no.: 19541


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


16th century to 18th century, Italian, from a convent (MS. contains copies of documents of 1446–1447): thin pasteboards; rough blue-green canvas, plain; remains of a central strap-and-pin clasp of plaited green silk (mostly lost), running from centre lower cover to a metal ring near fore-edge of front cover. Coloured endleaves of carta bassanese , 18th century, Italian, Venice, added for Jacopo Soranzo; his paper label at top of spine. 193 × 134 × c. 12 mm.


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.