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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 142

Summary Catalogue no.: 19128

Physical Description

Composite: two parts

Binding

15th century, second half, Italian: wood boards; brown leather, tooled with blind lines and stamps in an all-over strapwork design; spine cross-hatched with double lines; traces of two clasps with leather straps running to scallop-shell shaped catch-plates, all lost. Endleaves of carta bassanese and gilt red-leather title-label added, 18th century, Italian, for Jacopo Soranzo (= Sor. 843 in quarto). 269–270 × c. 185 × c. 30–32 mm. (book closed).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 142 – Part 1

Contents

Lactantius, Diuinae institutiones (imperfect)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine border.

Fine initial. (P&A ii. 259, pl. XXIII)

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Central (?)

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 142 – Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century

Additional Information

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). Part 1: 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).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-26: Binding description added.