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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 188

Summary Catalogue no.: 19174


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials. (P&A iii. 1298, pl. CXVIII)


Medieval, German: thick wood boards, bevelled; brown leather tooled simply with blind lines on covers and spine; traces of two strap-and-pin fastenings, running from back cover to centre front, and of 4+1 circular bosses on each cover, all lost; former paste-down (fol. 150) from a breviary, 12th century, German, ? scribal waste; (later?) parchment title-label at upper centre of front cover, with medieval ink lettering (cf. MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 172). Spine stamped with 19th-century gilt lettering and later re-laid onto new reback leather, 20th century, Bodleian. 322-324 × c. 210 × c. 70 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; German, South

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 (1973). 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.