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. (P&A 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)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.