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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 243

Summary Catalogue no.: 19348


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials. Written by Petrus de Zangrandis, fol. 119v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 844)


18th century?, Italian: pasteboards?; grainy, dark brown leather, blind-tooled with a single line round edges of each cover and a floral tool at each corner (possibly also in spine-panels, but if so very faint); no clasps; edges stained red, for this binding. 101 × 75–76 × c. 30 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 1468 ; Italian, Parma

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 266
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 233

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.