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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 212

Summary Catalogue no.: 19198


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


18th century, Italian, a standard binding style for manuscripts from the Cistercian abbey of Morimondo, nr. Milan (cf. MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 214): pasteboards; light reddish-brown leather of poor quality (delaminating), minimally tooled with triple blind lines round edges and again vertically near spine, and in cross-hatching on spine; title written in ink on spine; edges stained red (pattern, if any, indistinct). c. 350 × 222–224 × c. 70 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 13th century

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). 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.