MS. Canon. Liturg. 271
Summary Catalogue no.: 19373
Good historiated initials.
Good other initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 742, pl. LXXI)
16th century, late, or 17th century, Italian: thin pasteboards; dark red leather, tooled with some blind lines but mostly gilt lines, stamps and a roll, framing centrepieces of the Virgin Mary on a crescent moon (front cover) or of a male saint in clerical robes (back); spine gilt, no title or label; two small clasps present at fore-edge, with brown leather straps and metal tips; edges gilt, gauffered. 153–155 × 103 × c. 20 mm. (book closed). The manuscript was probably made for the Garegnano Charterhouse, Milan, dedicated to St. Ambrose who might therefore be the saint on back cover.
Digital Bodleian (6 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.