MS. Canon. Ital. 222
Summary Catalogue no.: 20274
18th century ?, Italian, perhaps all a re-creation of the late medieval quarter-binding style: wood boards with narrow inside bevel; brown leather stretching nearly halfway across each bare board (no nails), the spine cross-hatched with blind single lines, the sides tooled with blind quadruple lines in four panels; two fore-edge clasps with brown leather straps, running to shaped brass catch-plates on back cover with simple engraved patterns. 222 × 143 × c. 18–20 mm. (book closed). Comparable but not identical to bindings of MSS. Canon. Ital. 27, 96, and 129.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Binding description added.