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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 13

Summary Catalogue no.: 19228


Office of the Dead
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Penwork border, initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 771)


16th century?, Italian: wood boards with largish squares; reddish-brown leather, blind-tooled with triple lines around edges of covers and a single floral stamp in each corner; central strap-and-pin fastening, with leather strap (probably a replacement) tipped with an earlier(?) brass clasp embossed ‘au[e]’; edges with splodges of faded red and blue, date uncertain. 143 × 105 × c. 20 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; Italian, North

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). 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).


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 330

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.