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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 114

Summary Catalogue no.: 19261


Psalter (Hieronymite (?))
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures, that on fol. 182v in grisaille.

Fine and good borders.

Fine and good initials, in two different styles. (Pächt and Alexander i. 888, pl. LXVI)


16th century or 17th century, Spanish or Italian?: thin wood boards, narrow inside bevel; polished dark red leather, tooled with blind and gilt lines, gilt tools and rolls, to form an overall gilt pattern enclosing the letters ‘S M | M’ at the centre of each cover (each final ‘M’ immediately corrected from ‘V’); spine similarly decorated with blind lines and gilt tools (re-laid after rebacking); fittings for two clasps with lost straps of similar leather; edges gilt, gauffered, after severe trimming of textblock. Rebacked, with added paste-downs of light-blue marbled paper, 18th century?, Italian?, and a box. 116 × 80 × c. 30–33 mm. (book closed).

18th century, Italian: telescopic box of thin card, covered with brown leather stippled in black; blind-tooled with double lines in a lozenge pattern on each side; rounded back and all edges outlined with blind double lines; box lined with carta bassanese, with a large floral pattern of white outlined on a stippled red ground. 134–135 × c. 90–91 × c. 37 mm. (box closed). Cf. box of MS. Canon. Liturg. 178.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Spanish, south (?)

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 629–33. 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.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 104
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 17

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.