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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 172

Summary Catalogue no.: 19158

Contents

Origen , Homilies on Numbers
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Binding

12th century?, German (as MS.): thick wood boards, square cut; brown leather with bold blind stamps on each cover, spine with same stamps; traces of lost strap-and-pin clasp with leather strap running from back-cover fore-edge to central pin on front, and of four large circular bosses on each cover; former paste-down (fol. 189) from a 12th-century noted German breviary, perhaps scribal waste; (later?) parchment title-label at upper centre of front cover, with medieval ink lettering (cf. MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 188). Added green spine-label and gilt lettering, with minor repairs, 18th century, Italian. 286-288 × c. 178-180 × c. 82 mm. (book closed).

History

Origin: 12th century ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 172 - former pastedown (fol. 189) (flyleaf)

Contents

Breviary (noted; fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century ; German

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). 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.