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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 148

Summary Catalogue no.: 19283


Prayers, meditations, etc.
Language(s): Middle Dutch

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures.

Fine initials. Close to the style of the Master of Charles V. (Pächt and Alexander i. 386, pl. XXX)


16th century?, Flemish?: wood boards; plain red velvet, very worn (but intact) on spine, well preserved on covers; traces at fore-edge of two lost pairs of pink silk(?) ties; gilt edges, faint traces of gauffering. 174–175 × 115 × c. 38 mm. (book closed).


Origin: c. 1500 ; Flemish

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966). 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (4 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. 374b

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.