MS. Canon. Liturg. 191
Summary Catalogue no.: 19308
Good penwork initials. St. Catherine of Siena added in the calendar. (P&A ii. 676)
16th century, Italian, Brescia: wood boards; polished dark brown leather, gilt-tooled all over on each cover with lines and stamps including an acorn, a grapevine roll, and at centre a Virgin and Child on a crescent moon within an oval of rays and between letters ‘.B.’ and ‘.P.’; spine with gilt lines and stamps (re-laid); edges gilt, gauffered (worn), after trimming of contents; two fore-edge clasps with embroidered red/blue fabric straps, and gilt catches and catch-plates embossed with ?classical figures. Gilt spine-label and carta bassanese endleaves added, 18th century, Italy; rebacked, 19th/20th century, Bodleian. 193–195 × 146–149 × c. 38–43 mm. (book closed). MS. made for the Dominican nunnery of St Catherine, Brescia; similar binding at MS. Douce 272, from Brescia.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.