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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 248

Summary Catalogue no.: 19353


Diurnal (Franciscan)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, late, or early 16th century, Italian (MS. from the nunnery of the Poor Clares of Assisi): wood boards; dark brown leather, blind-tooled with lines, stamps and strapwork; original spine lost; remains of a single central clasp with part of a brown-leather strap (not original?) and a brass catch-plate with a boss-like protrusion on the back cover; edges discoloured, probably plain. Rebacked, later 19th century, Bodleian, whilst classified amongst MSS. Liturg. (c. 1877–1887?). 104 × 74 × c. 55–56 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 13th century, second half - 14th century, first half ; Italian, Rome

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). 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. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 329

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.