MSS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 65-9
Summary Catalogue no.: 18958
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Summary Catalogue no.: 18960
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Summary Catalogue no.: 18962
Initials. Illuminated by Pierre Vanye of Lyon. The first part was written by Henri de Beaujardin 'habitatorem Varambonis in Brescia', and volumes III, IV, and V after his death by Jean Broquet, clerk of the diocese of Cambrai, born at Hennegau. Calligraphic flourishes. (P&A i. 822)
18th century, late, Italian, Venice (five volumes, uniformly bound): wood boards; drab red leather, blind-tooled with lines and rolls forming three frames; spines with thin gilt roll outlining the cords, and a gilt green-leather label; paste-downs of marbled paper, in several similar patterns; flyleaves with Venetian watermarks (‘tre lune’, etc.). Outside measurements: (MSS. 65–67) c. 541–549 × 361–380 × c. 98–125 mm. (books closed, with or allowing for corner-pieces); (MSS. 68–69, Psalms, somewhat larger) 562–570 × 385–393 × c. 123–150 mm. (books closed, with or allowing for corner-pieces).
Heavy brass furnishings, each board originally with four corner-pieces (possibly from earlier bindings) and, in different style, a centrepiece monogram ‘MLC’ under a coronet (? for Matteo Luigi Canonici). Detached items of this metal furniture from MSS. 65, 66, 67 and 68 (removed before 1998) were given the separate shelfmark MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 69* in 2020, leaving two pieces lost.
Traces of earlier binding(s): gilt edges with remains of bold patterns, 16th century?; former paste-downs with traces of green/blue fabric or brown leather (consecutive coverings?); no clasps.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.