MS. Canon. Liturg. 287
Summary Catalogue no.: 19387
Humanistic script in gold and silver on purple stained parchment, attributable to Pierantonio Sallando. (P&A ii. 671, pl. LXIV)
Fine initials. Mutilated. (P&A ii. 671, pl. LXIV)
18th century, second half, Italian, Venice, a fine binding, perhaps for M. L. Canonici himself: pasteboards; polished green leather, gilt tooled with rolls (including a Greek key pattern) and floral stamps, framing on each cover a small round centrepiece of a profile male head on spiralling circles; board-edges and turn-ins also gilt-rolled; spine with all-over gilt tools and a gilt red-leather label; paste-downs and flyleaves of marbled paper; white paper flyleaves watermarked ‘ROMA’ with ‘F B’; no clasps; edges gilt and gauffered from an earlier binding; many leaves lost before present binding. 149 × 97–99 × c. 23 mm. (book closed).
18th century, second half, Italian, Venice, telescopic box made for the present binding: thin card with rounded back, covered with red leather; gilt-tooled with thin rolls, stamps, and lines around every edge and every side; box lined with carta bassanese, with a simple geometric zig-zag pattern of red on white. 155–157 × 106–107 × c. 29–30 mm. (box closed). Cf. boxes of MSS. Canon. Liturg. 114 and 178.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.