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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 316

Summary Catalogue no.: 19405

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good border.

Good initials. (P&A ii. 861)

Binding

15th century, before 1474, Italian (as MS.): wood boards with broad shallow bevel; brown leather, blind-tooled with lines, stamps, strapwork, and with dots showing traces of beige colour; spine lost; traces of a single lost clasp at centre of fore-edge; edges plain; flyleaves are fragments from a Latin glossed MS., 14th century?, Italian (badly worn); the bare wood of the inside front cover includes an ink ex libris dated 1474 and an incised coat of arms. Rebacked in lighter brown leather, later 19th century, Bodleian. 190 × 130–132 × c. 20–21 mm. (book closed).

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, North-east or Marches (?)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970). 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).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.