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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 275

Summary Catalogue no.: 19377


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated initials.

Fine other initials. Humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 739, pl. LXXI)


16th century, c. 1559, Italian, Milan: pasteboards; covering of parchment, a reversed document; no decoration on covers or spine, except for an ink title centred near top of front cover in large formal gothic script by the owner of 1559, Franciscus Castellus of Milan Cathedral; sewn on three tanned leather cords; traces of two lost pairs of fore-edge ties of dark red textile, ends splayed out under the paste-downs; edges plain. 137–9 × 105 × c. 27–9 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, end of the second quarter (?) ; Italian, Milan

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 506–9. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue. 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 40

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.