MS. Canon. Gr. 55
Summary Catalogue no.: 18508
18th century, second half, Italian, for Canonici, a standard archaizing style: wood boards; diced brown leather, blind-tooled with lines and rolls in two frames around a blank diamond; spine with gilt lines and red-leather label. 294-295 × 218-220 × c. 110-115 mm. (book closed).
Remnants of a prior intermediate binding, 15th or 16th century, Italian: edges painted with prominent red rings linked with smaller design-elements; flyleaves cut from fine 15th-century Italian parchment ruled (but blank) for a larger book.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04: Binding description added.