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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 211

Summary Catalogue no.: 19197


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 403, pl. XXXIX)


Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 403, pl. XXXIX)


15th century, third quarter, Italian (as MS., after text 2’s composition c. 1458–60): wood boards; red leather, tooled with blind lines and strapwork; spine cross-hatched, with dots; traces of four clasps with leather straps, of four corner-pieces and a large diamond-shaped metal centrepiece on each cover, and (back cover) of a rectangular label-holder at upper centre and a chain-staple at lower edge: all these metal fittings (which partly obscured the strapwork) now lost. 365–369 × 247–249 × c. 40–42 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Ferrara or Padua (?)

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 (1970). 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, II no. 1485 bis (under Venice)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-26: Binding description added.