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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 22

Summary Catalogue no.: 19235


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated borders.

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 245, pl. XXII)


15th century or 16th century?, Italian: wood boards, inside bevel, corners rounded; plain red silk, with thin green border at lower turn-ins (cf. MS. Canon. Liturg. 143); spine lost; evidence for clasp(s) and other metal-work compromised by later repair, perhaps a single lost clasp or strap-and-pin fastening and maybe other fittings; edges gilt, gauffered. Reback (probably not the first) and edge-linings in red leather, later 19th century, Bodleian. 116–117 × c. 80 × c. 50 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Florence

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:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 229

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.