MS. Canon. Liturg. 297
Summary Catalogue no.: 19395
Byzantinizing drawing added, 13th century, first half, fol. 10v. (P&A i. 78, pl. VI)
17th century or 18th century, Italian: thick wood boards, no bevel, square-cut with large squares and a strap-groove at centre edge of front board; inside boards are bare wood; light brown leather covering the strap-groove and not allowing for any clasp(s), blind-tooled with double lines and one bee(?)-tool to form a simple panel with crossing diagonals, and with a thin wavy roll near edges; spine lost; edges plain. Same style (archaizing?) as at MSS. Canon. Liturg. 324 and 340. Rebacked in similar leather, late 19th century, Bodleian. 224-225 × 155 × c. 98-104 mm. (book closed).
Traces of lost medieval binding, origin unclear: a former front paste-down at fol. 1 (and flyleaves at fols. 2 and ?353), with traces of pink tawed leather (perhaps from a chemise) and of two fore-edge clasps.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.