MS. Canon. Liturg. 261
Summary Catalogue no.: 19363
Fine historiated initials.
Fine other initials. (P&A ii. 631, pl. LXI)
16th century, late, or 17th century, Italian: wood? boards; brown leather, tooled on each cover with gilt lines, stamps and a roll in an elaborate panel enclosing a Crucifixion (front) or Virgin and Child (back), each with stars in an oval with ‘SVOR.MARIA.IN.LVMINA.TRAVIS.’; spine gilt with same roll, no title; board-edges also tooled with a gilt roll; remains of two clasps with fittings, all under the leather, straps lost; edges gilt. Added paste-downs and flyleaves of carta bassanese, 18th century, Italian. 137–139 × c. 95 × c. 38–40 mm. (book closed). Manuscript written for a Benedictine nun, and evidently rebound for this later ‘Suor Maria’.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.