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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 132

Summary Catalogue no.: 19118


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 129)


13th century, second half, German (as MS.): thick wood boards, bevelled; plain brown leather; two strap-and-pin fastenings with lost leather straps running from metal pins on front to lost pegs near centre back; traces of lost metal fittings for 4(?)+1 bosses on each cover, for a chain-staple at front cover top centre, and for a label-holder at back cover upper centre, where however an early parchment label survives bare, above a trace of another lost label. Rebacked in pigskin, 16th century, German?, with added paper flyleaves; gilt spine-label and lettering added, 18th century, Italian. c. 335 × 226–229 × c. 73–75 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 13th century, second half ; German (?)

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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966). 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.