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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 213

Summary Catalogue no.: 19199


Ambrose, Expositio de Psalmo CXVIII
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


18th century, Italian, a standard binding style for manuscripts from the Cistercian abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba nr. Piacenza (cf. MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 209): wood boards with large squares; light brown leather of poor quality (delaminating), no tooling on covers; bands crudely nailed onto the outside boards under the leather and minimally outlined on spine with blind lines; faint traces of ink title mostly torn away at top of spine; edges stained pinkish red (faded). A back flyleaf (fol. 183) was the paste-down of an earlier binding. c. 355 × c. 223–225 × c. 68 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.