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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 199

Summary Catalogue no.: 19311


Book of Hours (Bridgettine)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


14th century, second half (?), Italian (perhaps as MS.): wood boards, inside bevel; light brown leather, blind-tooled on each cover with septuple lines and small stars in overall diamond-filled panels; spine cross-hatched with double lines; traces of two strap-and-pin fastenings from the front board’s fore-edge to centre back cover, all lost; edges plain. Rebacked (original spine re-laid) and all edges re-lined in matching leather, late 19th century, Bodleian. 258–260 × 175–177 × c. 58 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 14th 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. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 13

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.