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

MS. Canon. Misc. 68

Summary Catalogue no.: 19544


Augustinus Datus, Elegantiolae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Humanistic script. The date 1467 is written by a different hand from that of the text, fol. 38v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 957)


Initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 957)


15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; polished brown leather with blind lines and strapwork tooling; blind cross-hatched triple lines on spine; remnants of three clasps with straps of brown leather (lost) and brass catch-plates on back cover, two embossed ‘aue’; 4+1 brass bosses and 4 corner-pieces on each cover, domed, the central bosses with surrounds; gilt edges. 192 × 136 × c. 20 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1467 (?) ; Italian

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.