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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 317

Summary Catalogue no.: 19406

Diktyon no.: 74578

Physical Description

Composite: A || fols. 1, 41


15th century, Italian (as MS.): wood boards with pronounced inside bevel and rounded corners, probably always bare, in quarter-leather style; the original spine of dark leather (lost) stretched nearly halfway across each board, secured there by a vertical row of five nails which were evidently saved and reused later for the narrower reback; remains of a single clasp at centre fore-edge with a lost strap of thick tawed leather; endleaves (fols. 1, 41) are fragments from a Greek martyrology(?), 12th century; a 15th(?)-century table of contents is written in ink on the bare inside front board. Rebacked in light brown leather, later 19th century, Bodleian. 221 × 154–156 × c. 24 mm. (book closed).

MS. Canon. Liturg. 317 – Part 1


Enselmino da Montebelluna, Pianto della vergine
Rubric: Planctus Virginis marie
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Origin: 15th century ; Italian

MS. Canon. Liturg. 317 – Part 2


Martyrology (?)
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 12th century ; Byzantine (?)

Additional Information

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).


Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.