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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 28

Summary Catalogue no.: 19239


Psalter (abbreviated)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment



Historiated initiald. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 871)


15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards with narrow inside bevel, each board half-broken away; formerly covered with brown leather (lost), either full or possibly quarter-style; sewn on two straps of tawed leather, the lower partly replaced with tanned leather; evidence of any clasp(s) lost; text-block shows severe mould damage. Repaired, outer halves of boards replaced with new wood, 20th century, Bodleian. 108 × 77–78 × c. 9 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, North-east

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).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.