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MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229

Summary Catalogue no.: 19215

Physical Description

Composite: four parts, perhaps assembled after the arrival of the Canonici collection at the Bodleian.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici, -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229 - Part 1 (fols. 1-52)

Contents

(fols. 1r-52v)
Thomas Aquinas, Quaestiones quodlibetales

I-XI, with table of contents (fols. 51r-52v); text missing between fols. 45 and 46.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 350 × 235 mm.

Layout

2 cols., c. 61 lines (table of contents in 1 col.), ruled space 260 × 165 mm.

Decoration

Red-and-blue initial with penwork decoration in red and green, fol. 1r.

Plain coloured initials in alternating red and blue.

History

Origin: 14th century ; Italian

Provenance

Benedictine abbey of S. Guistina, Padua: erased ex libris, fol. 1r and fol. 52v, fifteenth century, with inventory number 572, corresponding to the fifteenth-century inventory: Giovanna Cantoni Alzati, La Biblioteca di S. Giustina di Padova : libri e cultura presso i benedettini padovani in età umanistica (1982), 127.

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229 - Part 2 (fols. 53-56)

Contents

Polyphonic secular and religious music

For a full inventory see the DIAMM record. For other leaves from this manuscript see Giovanna Cantoni Alzati, La Biblioteca di S. Giustina di Padova : libri e cultura presso i benedettini padovani in età umanistica (1982), 23.

Language(s): Latin, Italian and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 320 × 235 mm.
Foliation: Contemporary foliation 33-34, 37-38.

Layout

10 staves of 5 lines, written space c. 240 × 195 mm.

Musical Notation:

Polyphonic mensural notation

Decoration

Red initial with penwork flourishing in lilac; blue initial with flourishing in red.

Plain coloured initials.

History

Origin: 14th century ; Italian, Padua (?)

Provenance

Ex libris of S. Guistina, Padua, fol. 55v.

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229 - Part 3 (fol. 57)

Contents

Antiphonal (fragment)

Benedictine; from the sanctorale: lauds etc. of St John the Baptist and portion of the magnificat antiphon of Sts John and Paul, martyrs (24 and 26 June).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 1 folio
Dimensions (fragment): at least 305 × at least 205 mm.
Margins cut.
Musical Notation:

North Italian, almost square, notation on (at least) 12 staves of 4 lines: 2 dry point, 1 yellow and 1 red.

History

Origin: 12th century, late ; Italian, North, Padua (?)

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 229 - Part 4 (fols. 58-73)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 66-73, 56-62)
Ambrose, Letters
Incipit: ||oportuit utrum huic
Explicit: plenitudinem temporis agnouit, qua christus||

Misbound. The order is as follows:

  • (fols. 66ra-67rb) Ep. 12 (30) (imperfect at beginning; begins in § 1).
  • (fols. 67rb-68va) Ep. 13 (31)
  • (fols. 68va-69rb) Ep. 14 (33)
  • (fol. 69rb-va) Ep. 15 (69)
  • (fols. 69va-71ra) Ep. 16 (76)
  • (fols. 71ra-72rb) Ep. 63 (73)
  • (fols. 72rb-73rb) Ep. 64 (74)
  • (fols. 73rb-vb) Ep. 65 (75) (ends imperfect in § 7. Text continues in MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 210, fol. 1ra
  • (fol. 58ra-b) Ep. extra coll. 9 (13) (imperfect at beginning; begins in § 5. Text continues from MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 210, fol. 87vb.)
  • (fols. 58rb-59rb) Ep. extra coll. 10 (57)
  • (fols. 59rb-62rb) Ep. extra coll. 1 (41)

2. (fols. 62va-65rb)
Ambrose, De incarnationis dominicae sacramento
Explicit: In ueritate enim nostra est resurrectio||

Ends imperfect in c. 5 § 45

Physical Description

Quires 15 (fols. 58-65) and 3 (fols. 66-73) of a larger book, of which quires 4-14 are now MS. Canon. Misc. 210.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 340 × 245 mm.

Layout

2 cols., 34 lines, written space 250 × 170 mm.

Decoration

Red initials with a little 'arabesque' decoration.

Rubrics.

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; Italian, North, Lombardy (?)

Provenance

Francesco Petrarch, 1304-1374: annotations in his hand.

Pietro Donato, 1380-1447: annotations in his hand.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Adapted by Matthew Holford, with additional description (June 2019: decoration, layout, dimensions) from the following sources, and with reference to published literature cited in the description and bibliography:
A. C. de la Mare, ‘‘Sapiens ubique est civis’: Petrarch's copy of Ambrose's letters’, in Manuscripts at Oxford: an exhibition in memory of Richard William Hunt (1908-1979) (1980), 145-6 [part 4]
S. J. van Dijk, Handlist of the Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (typescript, 1957), VI.47 [part 3]
H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography