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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 240

Summary Catalogue no.: 19345


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good borders.

Good historiated initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 373)


18th century, ?Italian: pasteboards; polished brown leather, speckled lightly in black; covers plain, but gilt roll around all outside edges; spine with full gilt tooling, but no original title or label; no evidence of clasps, on this binding or earlier; edges plain; paste-downs and flyleaves of marbled paper, combed in red, yellow, blue, green, and white; green silk bookmark. 101–102 × 72 × c. 33 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, Naples

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. 258

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.