MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 56
Summary Catalogue no.: 18949
Fine historiated borders.
16th century?, Italian, perhaps incorporating earlier medieval sewing which is on nine cords: thick pasteboards, covered in brown leather with blind line- and roll-tooling around edges, with marks of four lost strap-and-pin clasps. Rebacked in lighter brown leather with gilt lines and titles and a red-leather label, 18th century, Italian; 20th-century Bodleian leather repairs; endbands lost. 361–364 × 239–240 × c. 84–85 mm. (book closed).
Pasted on the front paste-down is a parchment slip containing a table of the biblical books in formal humanistic script, 15th century, with a faded heading including the words ‘in refectorio’.
Digital Bodleian (114 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.