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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 276

Summary Catalogue no.: 19378


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures.

Fine borders.

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 204, pl. XV)


A composite binding, of early boards with later covering:

15th century? (as MS.?): wood boards, narrow inside bevel, rounded corners, with grooves for two broad straps at fore-edge of upper board, and possible traces of bosses at lower board.

16th century or 17th century?, Italian?: later covering of thin red silk, undecorated, not allowing for the boards’ clasps or bosses; spine lost; edges gilt, gauffered; paper flyleaves with anchor watermark.

20th century, 1952, Bodleian: rebacked in red leather. 201–202 × 134–135 × c. 33–34 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; Netherlandish

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966). 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 (15 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.