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

MS. Canon. Misc. 84

Summary Catalogue no.: 19560


Language(s): Latin
Conrad Holtnicker, Sermons
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, Italian (somewhat later than the MS., with sermons by a Franciscan author): thick pasteboards; pale leather (tawed or pigskin?); traces of 4+1 large bosses on each cover, lost, and (partly surviving) 2+4+2 metal studs round outside edges of each cover; worn painted floral decoration on covers around the bosses, different on each cover; edges painted with bold geometric designs in red and dark green, outlined in black; traces of one lost strap-and-pin fastening from fore-edge of front cover to lost pin towards centre of back cover. The spine, now half lost, had an added central label of parchment (mostly lost) which might have been an 18th-century title label. 173–175 × 115–118 × c. 51–2 mm. (book closed).


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.