Summary Catalogue no.: 18749
Initials. Written in humanistic script by Pierantonio Sallando of Reggio , fol. 78. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 668, pl. LXIV)
- Type full border
- Subject Architectural frontispiece with cooking implements. Coat of arms of Rossi of Bologna.
15th century, end, Italian, Bologna (as MS.): wood boards with inside bevel; dark brown leather with blind lines, stamps, strapwork centrepieces and gilt infilling; one of two fore-edge clasps surviving; gilt gauffered edges; spine lost. Twice rebacked, 18th-century, Italian, and 1949, Bodleian. 211 × 133–134 × c. 26 mm. (book closed). Cf. MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 167.
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). Additional description of decoration by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000. 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 B (under Bologna).
A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries
(1984), no. 176
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.