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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 126

Summary Catalogue no.: 19267


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated borders, marginal grotesques.

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 292, pl. XXI)


17th century or 18th century, Italian?: pasteboards; parchment covering, sides plain; the flat spine has three horizontal gilt lines at top and bottom, and a gilt title with ornamental border tooled directly onto it, with no label; no clear signs of clasps or ties; edges plain, partly discoloured. 113–115 × 77–80 × c. 43–46 mm. (book closed). The manuscript was in Italy by the 15th century, but has a later ex libris in Portuguese on the front paste-down.


Origin: 13th century, late, or 14th century, early ; Flemish, Liège

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 354–60. 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. 96

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.