MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 188
Summary Catalogue no.: 19174
Argument and prologue
PL, cxvii, 361–64; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3101
PL, cxvii, 366–508; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3101
Rubrics throughout include indications of feast days for the Temporale, Sanctorale, and Common, e.g. ‘Dom. VIII post Pentecosten’ (fol. 34r), ‘Dom. IIII post Pentecosten’ (fol. 35r), ‘In nat. S. Andree apostoli’ (fol. 44v), ‘In dedicatione ęcclesię’ (fol. 82v), ‘De martyribus’ (fol. 87r).
Blind-ruled, the prickings preserved, for 33 lines per page. Ruled space 255 × 150 mm.
Late Caroline. Diples to mark quotations are usually in the margins as usual, but sometimes written above the relevant words (e.g. fol. 92v)
Rubrics in rustic capitals.
A large vegetal initial drawn in orange, partly infilled in red, and against a ground of yellow wash, at the beginning of each biblical book (fols. 2r, 75v, 122r) and a small one to the argument to II Cor. (fol. 121v) (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1298, pl. CXVIII).
Elsewhere plain red initials.
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; ; (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).
Provenance and Acquisition
Numerous 12th-century corrections, marginal additions, ‘Nota’ marks, etc.
12th-/13th-century name ‘Engelbertus …’ (fol. 149v), ‘A Engelb’ (fol. 150r).
Unidentified 14th/15th-century German library: apparently from the same library as MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 172: although the bindings and the hands of the title-labels are different, the labels have the same format: two letters of the alphabet in red to the left, and a two-line summary of contents in black, with main words underlined in red.
Matteo Luigi Canonici (1727–1806), Jesuit and bibliophile of Venice; from whom his manuscripts passed to his brother:
Giuseppe Canonici (d. 1807), and on the latter’s death to their nephew:
Giovanni Perisinotti, from whom over 2,000 were:
Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817
MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 188, fol. 150r–v
A former pastedown formed of a waste leaf (with blank spaces for coloured initials) from a 12th-century liturgical manuscript
26 lines, written space c. 200 × 140 mm.
Spaces for initials.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2021-06-11: Andrew Dunning Revised with Peter Kidd description.