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MS. Canon. Liturg. 143

Summary Catalogue no.: 19280


Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated and other borders.

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 621)


15th century or 16th century?, Italian: wood boards, narrow inside bevel, all corners slightly rounded; sewn onto three cords of tawed leather and two endband cores, nailed into grooves with iron nails; endband sewing through spine-liners of brown leather; covering of plain red silk, very worn, spine and other parts lost, front turn-in with green edging (cf. MS. Canon. Liturg. 22); traces of a central clasp and four corner-pieces on each cover, all lost; edges gilt, gauffered. 119 × 85 × c. 45 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Padua (?)

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. 265

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.