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

MS. Canon. Misc. 99

Summary Catalogue no.: 19575


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 848)


15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards with broad cushion bevel, cut flush with text-block; tawed leather with suede finish, now pinkish beige, undecorated; remains of two fore-edge clasps with lost straps of thick tawed leather, running to extant brass catch-plates, each embossed with a lamb-and-flag design; paste-downs from a Latin liturgical manuscript, ?13th century, ?Italian. 175–176 × 122–123 × c. 18 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1471 ; Italian, North-west

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).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 296
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 78

Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-14: Binding description added.