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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 156

Summary Catalogue no.: 19287


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, Italian (as MS., with added records of baptisms of 1577 on front flyleaf, fol. 1r-v): wood boards, slight cushion bevel; brown leather, blind-tooled on covers with lines, dots and strapwork, worn, original spine lost; remains of a single clasp at centre fore-edge, with brown-leather strap (lost); edges plain. Rebacked in brown leather, with relining of some edges and corners, 20th century, Bodleian. 177 × 118–122 × c. 20 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century ; Italian

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). 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. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 58

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.