MS. Canon. Gr. 18
Summary Catalogue no.: 18471
15th century or 16th century, Greek or Greek style: perhaps the original binding, though the worn state of the first few leaves might possibly reflect earlier heavy usage in a previous binding. Thick wood boards with grooved edges; brown leather with blind-stamped patterns, different on each cover; spine-shoulders built up in Greek style; central clasp running from the back to a pin at front edge, strap comprising three strands of plaited leather; edges painted with designs of rings in ink, red and ?green; spine originally plain, with added 18th-century gilt red-leather label and further gilt title ‘COD. BOMB.’ (= ‘codex bombycinus’). 210 (or, with shoulder extensions, 216) × 133 × c. 46–49 mm. (book closed).
Digital Bodleian (1 image of binding from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.