MS. Canon. Liturg. 158
Summary Catalogue no.: 19289
Fine historiated initial.
Good initials. (P&A ii. 870, pl. LXXVII)
18th century, middle (by 1751), Italian: pasteboards; polished, hard, near-black leather, heavily grained (like shagreen?), plain except for blind triple lines around edges of covers; two fine fore-edge clasps, comprising straps of the same leather with scallop-shaped tips and loops of dark metal which fit onto pins at edges of lower cover; paste-downs of marbled paper; flyleaves of thick white laid paper, with an ex dono inscription dated 1762 (fol. iiir) and the date ‘1751’ at end (fol. 161v, cf. 160v). 160–161 × 116–117 × c. 35–36 mm. (book closed). Identical clasps are at MS. Canon. Liturg. 291, but with different binding style.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-24: Binding description added.