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MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 208

Summary Catalogue no.: 19194

Filia magistri; Liber de corpore Christi. Northern Italy, 15th century.


Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 1r-54r)
Epitome sententiarum Petri Lombardi, siue Filia magistri
Incipit: Quoniam velut quatuor paradisi flumina libri sententiarum
Incipit: Veteris ac nove legis continentiam eonsiderantibus

Fol. 54v blank.

Kaeppeli 1994; Doucet no. 373; Stegmüller, Sent. no. 373. F. T. Harkins, 'Filiae Magistri: Peter Lombard’s Sentences and Medieval Theological Education ‘on the Ground’, in Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, vol. 3, ed. Philipp W. Rosemann (Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp. 26-78, this ms. at pp. 33, 35, 36n, 41-3, 48.
2. (fols. 55r-73r)
Lorenzo‏ Giustiniani‏ (?), Liber de corpore Christi (here anonymous)
Incipit: Humanus affectus quamvis in singulis naturaliter vigeat
Explicit: palma victorie veris repromissa fidelibus per Jhesum Christum Dominum nostrum, qui cum Patre […]
Final rubric: Explicit liber de corpore Christi

For the identification see Albert Derolez, 'Une bio-bibliographie de saint Laurent Justinien éditée d'après le manuscrit New York, Public Library, MS 82', Latomus 55/4 (1996), 786-805, no. 10 (p. 798), according to which the text was composed in 1431.

(fols. 73v-74r)
Sermon on S. Giustina
Incipit: Et que parate erant

‘1451, in ecclesia S. Justine’


(fol. 74v)
Petition of a priest against Venetian domination


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper, folded in quarto; watermark three mountains in circle, apparently type Piccard Online 153186-153206.
Extent: ii + 74 + 1 (original parchment endleaf) + i leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 292 × c. 205 mm.
Foliation: 1-75; [i-ii] and [76] not foliated.


1(12)-3(12), 4(18) (fols. 1-54) | 5(10)-6(10) (fols. 55-74)


1 col., 31 lines, ruled space c. 185 × 115 mm. (but fols. 55r-73r with a larger lower margin and smaller upper margin)


Humanistic script with gothic features; hand (or at least pen) changes at fol. 55r.


Fols. 1r-54r: penwork initials.

Fols. 55r-73r: space for initial not filled in.


Quarter-leather with pasteboards covered with pink paper (Italian, 18th century), a standard lower-quality binding of the Canonici collection.


Origin: 15th century ; northern Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted by Matthew Holford (July 2022) from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854), with additional physical description, and additional reference to published literature as cited.

Last Substantive Revision

2022-07: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.