MS. Canon. Ital. 96
Summary Catalogue no.: 20148
15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; brown leather, blind-tooled with lines, stamps and strapwork, the central panels infilled with punches once painted green, blue and ??yellow; traces of two clasps with green textile straps (lost); 4+1 small star-shaped bosses (but inner two lost) on each cover.
Reback, 18th century, Italian: red-brown leather extending about one third across each cover to a vertical line of 1+7+1 pins, which also encompass a vertical edging strip of the same leather; spine decorated with blind lines and a gilt acorn stamp (very worn); cf. MSS. Canon. Ital. 27 and 129 (see also 222 and 228). 296–298 × 215 × c. 57–60 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-21: Binding description added.