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

MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 47

Summary Catalogue no.: 19033


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


16th century ?, Italian (may or may not be the original binding): wood boards with inside bevel; reddish-brown leather (delaminating), undecorated except for double blind lines around cover-edges and outlining of cords on spine; remains of three clasps of which the fore-edge clasp survives intact with leather strap and metal tip cut from part of an embossed floral pattern; title written later in ink on spine. 194–195 × 131–132 × c. 25–27 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, end

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.