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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 200

Summary Catalogue no.: 19312

Contents

Breviary (Carthusian)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine initials (mutilated). (P&A ii.590)

Binding

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).

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, II no. 1590 bis (under Venice)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.