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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 121

Summary Catalogue no.: 19107


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


15th century, after 1469 (date of text), Italian, probably bound for its owner, Onofrio di Pietro (1436–1489) of San Gimignano: wood boards; brown leather; blind-tooling with quadruple lines and a small floral stamp, integrated with 4+1 domed metal bosses (one lost) on each cover; spine cross-hatched with quadruple lines; remnants of two clasps, with lost straps of plain(?) textile running to large trefoil-shaped catch-plates of flat metal, and of a lost chain-staple at lower edge of back cover; 15th-century parchment label in a metal holder at upper centre of back cover. 221–223 × c. 145 × c. 65–66 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

2020-08-26: Binding description added.