MS. Canon. Liturg. 286
Summary Catalogue no.: 19386
Fine historiated initials.
Fine other initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 169, pl. XIII)
16th century, early, Flemish?: wood boards, shallow bevel; brown leather, with a blind panel of ‘Flemish animals’ (two rows of five beasts in foliage, around the central motto ‘Ora pro nobis sancta dei genitrix’, a standard Flemish design) stamped four times on each cover; traces of two lost strap-and-pin fastenings with straps of dark blue textile, running from back fore-edge to two lost pins over halfway across front board; edges gilt, gauffered. Rebacked, 18th century, Italian, in lighter brown leather with gilt red-leather label and paste-downs of splotched marbled paper. 189–190 × 137 × c. 75 mm. (book closed).
For similar panels, see Staffan Fogelmark, Flemish and related panel-stamped bindings: evidence and principles, New York 1990, pp. 145 & n. 305, 151 n. 329, 216ff., 221; pl. XLII, R.106–107.
Digital Bodleian (4 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.