A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Canon. Liturg. 10

Summary Catalogue no.: 19225


Book of Hours, Use of Rome

Franciscan (?) calendar (fol. 1); office of the Virgin (fol. 13); office of the dead (fol. 60); Penitential Psalms (fol. 88) with litany (fol. 96v); two offices of the cross (fol. 104v: Regem virginis filium venite adoremus; and fol. 119: Patris sapientia). All parts incomplete, except for the kalendar.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 112 + 1 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 136 × 83 mm.


Leaves missing at the beginning, at the end and after fol. 59, 87, 112


19 long lines. Written space 82 × 41 mm.


Rubbed. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 967)

Good borders.

Historiated initials.

Other initials.


16th century, later, or 17th century, Italian: pasteboards; red leather, tooled with blind and gilt lines, gilt roll, and gilt oval centrepieces left unfilled; spine tooled with gilt lines and a flower tool; no clasps or ties; gilt gauffered edges; spine-liners from fragments of medieval manuscript(s). 142 × 85–88 × c. 22–24 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Marches

Provenance and Acquisition

On the title-page, fol. 13, over an earlier coat, arms: or a baston sable (Barbarico of Sicily (?) or Barboniani of Venice (?))

Marcantonio Folli of Sollesta (a suburb of Ascoli), 1761: fols. 1 ('Marcus Antonius Folli della terra di Pollesalle'), 109 ('Ad usum di Marc’ antonio Folli m(agistr)o … da Sollesta')

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Adapted from van Dijk (1957) (see bibliography); decoration, localization, date and provenance follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). Binding: B. C. Barker-Benfield, Bookbindings of Canonici manuscripts : a survey of early and non-standard bindings, mostly Italian, in the Canonici collection of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (Oxford, privately printed, 2020). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue (1897).


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 249

Last Substantive Revision

2024-01: Revised to incorporate information from van Dijk