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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 21

Summary Catalogue no.: 19234

Contents

Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good borders.

Good historiated initials.

Good other initials.

Penwork borders. (P&A ii. 622)

Binding

15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; hard red polished leather, cuir ciselé, each cover incised with a different section of the same bold repeating pattern, of flowers and leaves set in a large vase (back cover); traces of a central clasp and of 4+1 bosses on each cover, all metal-work lost; edges gilt, gauffered (worn). Rebacked, 18th century, Italian, with paste-downs and flyleaves of carta bassanese, for Jacopo Soranzo, with his spine-label. 110-112 × 77-78 × c. 46 mm. (book closed). Cf. MSS. Canon. Liturg. 33 and 219.

History

Origin: c. 1470-1480 ; Italian, Padua

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. 1474 D (under Venice) and ? no. 1433 ter (under Ferrara, as ‘Canonici liturg. 4’).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.