MS. Canon. Liturg. 247
Summary Catalogue no.: 19352
Good historiated initials.
Good other initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 539)
A composite binding, where the boards seem earlier than the leather:
15th century, Italian (as MS.?, for the Dominican nuns of Corpus Domini, Venice): wood boards, with traces of two fore-edge clasps present in nails and grooves under the leather; edges gilt, possible traces of gauffering.
16th century?, Italian: dark brown leather, simply blind-tooled with double lines around the edges and also forming a large blank diamond-shaped panel on each cover; no allowance for the boards’ clasp fittings.
18th century, Italian: paste-downs and flyleaves of carta bassanese added for Jacopo Soranzo, whose label is at top of spine. 103 × 73 × c. 47 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.