Summary Catalogue no.: 18748
15th century, end, Italian, Bologna (as MS.): wood boards, inside bevel; dark brown leather with large gilt-tooled panels edged by blind lines (also on inside bevels) and strapwork; gilt gauffered edges; spine and two clasps or sets of ties lost. Rebacked, 18th century, Italian. 214–215 × 131–132 × c. 23–25 mm. (book closed). Cf. MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 168.
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). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). 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).
Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, II no. 1406 C, Tav. A11 (under Bologna).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.