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. (P&A 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.