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MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 164

Summary Catalogue no.: 19150


Gregory the Great, De cura pastorali
Language(s): Latin
Gregory the Great, Dialogues
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written by Frater Vitalis, canon regular of the S. Maria a Vado Ferrara, 1484, fol. 167. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 431, pl. XLII)


Related to the style of Fra Evangelista da Reggio. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 431, pl. XLII)

Good historiated initials.

Good other initials.


Origin: 1484 ; Italian, Ferrara

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 (1970).


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 401
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 31

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.