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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 117

Summary Catalogue no.: 19103


Language(s): Latin
Language(s): Latin
Euangelium Nicodemii
Language(s): Latin
Theological and other notes
Language(s): Latin
Religious and other verse
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Bernard, Meditationes piissimae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


14th century (c. 1363?) or 15th century, Italian: limp parchment wrapper, mostly single thickness, but with the lower fore-edge turned in to provide partial double thickness there; a thick single quire, sewn through the spine over two external pieces of cord; undecorated except at centre of front cover where a flourished initial ‘L’ all in brown ink appears reversed, perhaps just a pen-trial. c. 310 × c. 215–225 × c. 15 mm. (book closed).

A note at inside front cover, top left, reads April 1363; an account at inside back cover mentions the years 1416 and 1417.


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

2020-08-26: Binding description added.