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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 25

Summary Catalogue no.: 19238


Private prayers, hymns, etc.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


16th century, late, or 17th century, Italian: pasteboards; brown leather, tooled with blind lines and all-over gilt lines and stamps (? including a roll) to form a panel and abstract centrepieces; spine decorated with cross-hatching of blind double lines and a small gilt tool; traces of two pairs of ties of dark brown textile (lost); edges gilt, gauffered (very worn, perhaps from a previous binding). Rebacked in lighter leather, spine re-laid, perhaps later 19th century, Bodleian. 106 × 80–82 × c. 45 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century ; Italian (?)

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. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 324

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.