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

MS. Add. B. 59

Summary Catalogue no.: 30216


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniature (drawing) with framing ornament perhaps added. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 494, pl. XLVII)

fol. iv verso

  • Type drawing
  • Subject Frontispiece with arms of Pasquale Malipiero, doge of Venice, framed with floral ornaments, perhaps added.

Fine initial (faceted capital).


Stamped leather on boards with metal clasp fittings marked S, but clasp lost, contemporary Italian work, rebacked and mended recent.ly.


Origin: 1457–62 ; Italian Venice

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.