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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 37

Summary Catalogue no.: 19023


John Chrysostom, De sacerdotio (Latin translation)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 252, pl. XXII)


Fine border.

Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 252, pl. XXII)


15th century, middle, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; polished brown leather, blind tooled with quadruple lines and strapwork, spine cross-hatched with double lines; remnants of four clasps with lost straps of bluish textile and surviving trefoil-shaped catch-plates on back cover; gilt edges (not gauffered) with added ink titles. 220 × 141–143 × c. 30 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Florence

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).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-26: Binding description added.