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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 178

Summary Catalogue no.: 19164


Albertus Magnus, Mariale
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, second half, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; dark brown leather, blind-tooled with lines, stamps and strapwork, spine lost; two clasps with brown leather straps and metal tips with floral patterns, running to flat trefoil-shaped catch-plates; remains of a lost chain staple at back board, lower inside corner; binding fragment (fol. i) containing Isidore, Sententiae, III.17.4–18.2, 12th century?, Italian. Rebacked with new spine and heavy repairs in lighter brown leather (cf. MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 191), with gilt red-leather label, 18th century, Italian. 273–274 × 188–190 × c. 41–2 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.