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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 210

Summary Catalogue no.: 19322


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good borders.

Good initials. Calendar and tables imply 1430, but decoration may suggest a date as late as 15th century, third quarter. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 459)


16th century, second half, or 17th century, Italian: wood boards; polished brown leather, blind-tooled on each cover with lines and stamps (one stamp also used on spine and strap) around a centrepiece of the Crucifixion with Mary Magdalen and an urn; remains of two fore-edge clasps, the lower with brown leather strap and metal tip (upper lost, after 1897?); edges plain; binding fragments from a Latin liturgical manuscript, 14th/15th century, Italian. 147–148 × 99 × c. 56–60 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1430 (?) ; 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:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 263
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 268

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.