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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 108

Summary Catalogue no.: 19260


Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Script Italian. (Pächt and Alexander i. 326, pl. XXVI)


Good miniatures.

Good borders.

Good initials. By the School of Willem Vrelant. (Pächt and Alexander i. 326, pl. XXVI)


16th century?, origin unclear (MS. first made for a female owner): wood boards; gilt edges, gauffered with an overall diagonal/diamond pattern; no discernible evidence of clasps. Red velvet covering, thick and plain, worn at edges but probably a later replacement, 18th century ?, Italian, along with the front endleaves of thin white laid paper; reback of red leather with suede-like texture, 20th century, Bodleian. 135–137 × 84–85 × c. 50 mm. (book closed).


Origin: c. 1470 ; Italian (script); Flemish (decoration)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966). 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 299

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.