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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 162

Summary Catalogue no.: 19292

Contents

Breviary (Carthusian)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine borders.

Fine initials. (P&A ii. 591, pl. LVI)

Binding

15th century, end, Italian (as MS., Venice?): wood boards, inside bevel; polished dark brown leather (now lightened with rubbing), tooled with blind lines, blind and gilt strapwork, small gilt leaf-tools, and blind cross-hatching on spine; remains of four clasps with brown leather straps (lost, with parchment cores) and embossed catch-plates surviving on back cover, two with a double-headed eagle design; edges gilt, gauffered (worn). 175 × 125-9 × c. 80-83 mm. (book closed).

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, Venice (?)

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).

Bibliography

    Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, III no. 3043 (under Florence)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.