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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 306

Summary Catalogue no.: 19398


Breviary, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


15th century, Italian (as MS.): severe damp damage, ? from immersion; pasteboards (probably late replacements); original cover of dark brown leather, blind-tooled with multiple lines, tools, dots and strapwork; spine lost; no clear surviving evidence of clasps, unless possibly of a central strap-and-pin fastening; outlines of a small circular metal fitting at the centre of each cover; edges plain, distorted. Heavily repaired with reback in lighter brown leather and probably new boards, late 19th century, Bodleian. c. 218 × 150 × c. 110–115 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, first half ; Italian

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). 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).


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 253

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.