MS. Canon. Ital. 78
Summary Catalogue no.: 20130
Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 298)
Fine historiated border.
Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 298, pl. XXVII)
15th century, Ottoman, ?Constantinople: thin pasteboards, flush with textblock; polished olive-brown leather, pressure-moulded and elaborately painted in gold and silver in Turkish style; inside covers (doublures) in full pale brown leather with plainer oriental patterns in gold, ?silver, blue and blind; flap lost from lower cover; gilt edges; two fly-leaves at each end of European paper, stained purple; spine lost. Gilt red-leather spine-label added, 18th century, Italian; reback, preserving only that label, 19th/20th century, Bodleian. 215–217 × 136–8 × c. 42 mm. (book closed).
Digital Bodleian (3 images of binding from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Binding description added.