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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 226

Summary Catalogue no.: 19338


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


A composite binding, in which a modern structure with new boards preserves the earlier leather:

15th century, second half, Italian (as MS.): covering of polished brown leather, blind-tooled with double or triple lines and with central panels filled by simple strapwork; spine lost; traces of one central clasp; edges plain.

19th century, second half, Bodleian (during temporary classification amongst ’MSS. Miscell. Liturg.’, c. 1877–1887?): heavily repaired, with new pasteboards and spine; the old cover-leather re-laid onto new grainy brown leather which covers all edges. A miniature book, 90–91 × c. 67 × c. 27 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, second half ; 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).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.