MS. Canon. Ital. 27
Summary Catalogue no.: 20079
[15th century, Italian] + 18th century, Italian, + 20th century, Bodleian, evidently a medieval quarter-binding with its elements successively replaced, now comprising: wood boards, 20th century, left bare (doubtless replacing 15th-century boards in same style); reddish-brown leather, 18th century, extending across c. 40% of each board to a vertical row of five small modern(?) nails with an edging strip of modern red leather; leather on each cover tooled with blind quintuple lines forming four panels, and spine stamped between cords with a single blind tool of an acorn; paper title-label on spine, 18th century (cf. MSS. Canon. Ital. 95 and 104); fols. [ii], 138 are 15th-century paper flyleaves. 294-296 × 210-215 × c. 46-48 mm. (book closed).
Cf. same 18th-century reback-style at MSS. Canon. Ital. 96 and 129, see also 222 and 228.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Binding description added.