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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 33

Summary Catalogue no.: 19019


Ps.-Augustine, Soliloquia animae ad Deum
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Augustine, Manuale
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Bernard of Clairvaux, works
Language(s): Latin
Hugh of Fouilloy, De xii abusionibus claustri (De claustro animae, ii.11–23)
Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Augustine, De XII abusiuis saeculi
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written in humanistic script by Bartholomaeus Paruta, in 1457, fol. 110v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 366, pl. XXXIV)


Fine border.

Fine initials.

Fine penwork borders and initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 366, pl. XXXIV)


17th century?, Italian?: pasteboards; plain red velvet; spine lost, revealing paper spine-liners with fragments of post-medieval writing (numerical sums); no clasps, but fore-edge has cleaner areas left by two lost straps, each c. 20 mm. broad, evidently from a previous binding. Probably from Jacopo Soranzo’s collection (characteristic foliation). 187–188 × 125–127 × c. 25–27 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1457 ; Italian, Naples (?)

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)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 383

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-26: Binding description added.