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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 211

Summary Catalogue no.: 19323


Breviary (Franciscan) (incomplete)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


16th century, Italian, a rebinding done perhaps after the loss of the first 200 leaves: wood boards, narrow inside bevel; dark brown leather, tooled on each cover with blind lines and stamps, gilt flower-stamps, and a small gilt centrepiece of the ‘yh’s’ monogram in a circle; spine lost; remnants of two fore-edge clasps with lost straps of brown leather over lighter cores; edges gilt, possibly gauffered (very worn). Rebacked in brown leather for Bodleian, late 19th or 20th century, after the restoration of the shelfmark MSS. Canon Liturg. in 1887. 151 × c. 108 × c. 52–55 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1478 ; 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:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 264
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 311

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.