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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

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.'