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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 267

Summary Catalogue no.: 19369


Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders.

Fine historiated initials.

Fine other initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 663, pl. LXIV)


18th century?, Italian: wood? boards; polished light-brown leather, blind-tooled with lines, stamps and a roll to form a panel with a simple decorative centrepiece on each cover; blind lines and floral stamps on spine, but no title or original label; extreme edges of covers also blind-tooled; clasps never present on this binding, no signs of previous fittings; edges gilt, gauffered, but uneven after resewing so perhaps inherited from a previous binding. 129 × 92–94 × c. 57–58 mm. (book closed). Cf. MS. Canon. Liturg. 242 (similar leather and style, though not same tools).


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Bologna (?)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). 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. 240

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.