MS. Canon. Liturg. 308
Summary Catalogue no.: 19399
Fine historiated initials.
Fine other initials.
Retouched (?). (P&A ii. 648, pl. LXIII)
15th century or early 16th century, Italian: wood boards with narrow inside bevel; dark red polished leather, blind-tooled with multiple lines and an arabesque roll(?) to form an empty panel on each cover, lines also on the turn-ins; spine with similar blind tooling, but damaged and covered with later paper; traces of two fore-edge clasps with lost straps of leather over parchment cores; parchment spine-liners from a Latin liturgical manuscript, 14th or 15th century, Italian; edges gilt, probably gauffered (very worn). Spine crudely covered in yellowish paper with ink title, 18th century, Italian. 219–220 × 144–145 × c. 20 mm. (book closed). The manuscript, partly a processional, is from the ‘nuns of St. Louis’ [of Toulouse], perhaps at Sant’Alvise, Venice.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.