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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 283

Summary Catalogue no.: 19383


Book of Hours, Use of Évreux
Language(s): Latin and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures by several hands.

Good historiated borders.

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 732)


16th century, French?: pasteboards; brown leather, gilt-tooled with an all-over pattern of lines, stems, shells and leaves, the stems further highlighted with lighter brown paint (now worn); at centre of each cover in gilt letters, initials ‘.A.P.’; spine in same style, no title or label; traces of four lost pairs of ties of blue textile; edges gilt, gauffered with a leafy pattern. Spine re-laid onto modern reback leather of similar colour, 20th century, Bodleian. 183 × 138–140 × c. 48–50 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; French, Normandy

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 (32 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.