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)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 4: Books of Hours (typescript, 1957), p. 279

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.