MS. Canon. Ital. 196
Summary Catalogue no.: 20248
Miniatures (coloured drawings)
Initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 1010, pl. LXXXIII)
16th century or 17th century, Italian: limp parchment wrapper, comprising a fragment of one leaf of a large choirbook with music and formal Roman script (16th century?, Italian), folded over with the text on the obscured inner side only, to provide large turn-ins which help stiffen the wrapper; no decoration, edges plain; endbands laced in at the corners. Most of the wrapper’s outside edges have a line of regular holes (minute cuts rather than pinholes), possibly the attachment-points for some further (fabric?) covering, now lost. Textblock comprises calligraphic specimens grouped by size, smallest at front. 175 × 232–233 × c. 32 mm. (landscape format, book closed).
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Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Binding description added.