MS. Canon. Liturg. 142
Summary Catalogue no.: 19279
Good historiated and other borders.
Good initials. Written at Bergamo in 1477, fol. 196v. (P&A ii. 889, pl. LXXVIII)
15th century?, Italian (as MS.?): wood boards, narrow inside bevel; original covering (now lost) of dark blue textile, probably with a single clasp and perhaps already with the four round bosses of domed brass which still survive on each cover; edges gilt, gauffered.
18th century?, Italian: replacement covering of shiny brown leather with strong grain, blind-tooled with triple lines and stamps, and central lozenge and floral centrepiece on each cover; spine blind-tooled with lines and a floral tool, re-laid over a modern reback of lighter leather (Bodleian, 1951); no clasps, but the bosses on each cover, integrated in the design, were perhaps carried over from the previous covering. 109-110 × 80 × c. 42-45 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-24: Binding description added.