MS. Canon. Ital. 272
Summary Catalogue no.: 20324
15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards with slight outside bevel, cut flush with textblock; spine and boards now bare, cords exposed with channels for lost endbands; perhaps originally full leather, with parchment paste-downs now lifted as flyleaves; remnants of two strap-and-pin fastenings with brown-leather straps (lost), the pins leaving holes nearly halfway across the back cover; edges plain.
Leather of quarter-leather format, perhaps a reback, was in turn lost in or before the 18th century, when a round label was added on the bare upper board, top left. 288–290 × 199 × c. 37 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Binding description added.