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

MS. Canon. Misc. 9

Summary Catalogue no.: 19485


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, Italian (as MS., 1426, Venice): wood boards, cushion bevel; brown leather, blind diagonal lines forming an overall diamond pattern on each cover, integrated with three rows of round bosses, all lost; remains of a central clasp with red textile strap, lost; original spine lost; endleaves are scrap from a large 12th-century Latin bible (Chronicles I cap. 23–6); title boldly written in ink at top of back cover, 15th century (cf. MS. Canon. Misc. 25); traces of lost label-holder at top centre of front cover, with a later ink title. Rebacked and repaired 1957, Bodleian. 213 × 146–147 × c. 24 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1426

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).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 286

Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-14: Binding description added.