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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 200

Summary Catalogue no.: 19312


Breviary (Carthusian)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials (mutilated). (Pächt and Alexander ii.590)


15th century, late, Italian (as MS.): wood boards, modest inside bevel; dark brown leather, each cover blind-tooled with lines, stamps, and near-strapwork decoration forming a central cross on a base; original spine lost; traces on each cover of four clasps with leather straps, and of four metal corner-pieces and a centrepiece all with scalloped edges, all lost; edges gilt, gauffered. Rebacked in dark brown leather, Bodleian, later 19th century. 257 × 172–177 × c. 73–75 mm. (book closed).


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).


    Printed descriptions:

    Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, II no. 1590 bis (under Venice)
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 239

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.