MS. Canon. Liturg. 114
Summary Catalogue no.: 19261
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.
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-24: Binding description added.