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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 192

Summary Catalogue no.: 19178

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initials. (P&A i. 54)

Binding

15th century or early 16th century, Austrian, Ranshofen: wood boards, thick, straight-cut with modest squares; thick pigskin, off-white and somewhat discoloured, each cover tooled with blind lines to form bold lozenge-shaped patterns linking 4+1 lost circular bosses; traces of two leather strap-and-pin fastenings running from back cover to front (all fittings lost), and of a lost label at top left upper cover; spine plain. Added gilt red-leather spine-label, 18th century, Italian. 300 × c. 204-205 × c. 56-58 mm. (book closed).

History

Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; Austria

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 (1966). 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.