MS. Canon. Liturg. 246
Summary Catalogue no.: 19351
Good historiated and other borders.
Initials (rubbed). By, or related to the style of, Cristoforo Cortese. (P&A ii. 452)
15th century, Italian (perhaps as MS., made for a nun named Barbara, fol. 140r-v): wood boards with inside bevel; dark brown leather blind-tooled with triple lines, stamps and strapwork; original spine lost; remains of three clasps, with red textile straps (all lost, but one replaced at the fore-edge with a modern leather strap, its metal tip presumably original) and with prominent surviving nails on front cover and shaped catch-plates on back, each with a different but complementary pattern; edges plain. Added paste-downs and flyleaves of carta bassanese, 18th century, Italian; rebacked 1954, Bodleian. The single strap recorded by the Summary Catalogue in 1897 was perhaps the original red textile, to be replaced with new leather in 1954. 103–104 × 72–74 × c. 56–57 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.