MS. Canon. Liturg. 224
Summary Catalogue no.: 19336
Good historiated initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 312)
16th century, Italian, a rebinding perhaps for the Benedictine abbey of San Sisto, Piacenza (see fol. 350r): wood boards, rounded corners; polished dark brown leather, tooled with blind lines and (worn) gilt stamps to form a circular centrepiece within a panel; cross-hatching on spine; two fore-edge clasps, the upper retaining its brown leather strap and metal tip; paste-downs (now lifted) made from two small fragments of one leaf from a manuscript of Widukind, Res gestae saxonicae (Bk I, cap. 8) in Caroline minuscule, late 10th or 11th century, hooked around a quire of added paper flyleaves at each end; edges stained red. A miniature book, 95 × 69–70 × c. 46 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.