MS. Canon. Bibl. Lat. 57
Summary Catalogue no.: 18950
Historiated initials. At the end the cost of the decoration of the MS. is itemized. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 90, pl. VIII)
17th century or 18th century, French?: pasteboards, with red leather richly tooled all-over with gilt rolls, lines and stamps to form a frame with corner-pieces and a central roundel; spine similarly decorated and incorporating gilt title ‘ST.BIBLE | M.SS.’; iron fittings for two clasps with lost (red?) leather straps running from lower to upper board; edges speckled in light red; marbled paste-downs. 403 × 268–272 × c. 115–122 mm. (book closed).
Fol. ‘494’ , with the itemized costs of decoration on its recto, was the parchment paste-down of the former medieval binding.
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2020-04: Binding description added.