MS. Canon. Liturg. 33
Summary Catalogue no.: 19243
Historated initial. (P&A ii. 589)
15th century, end, Italian (as MS.): wood boards with narrow inside bevel; hard, dark brown polished leather, cuir ciselé, each cover incised with a panel of elaborate acanthus foliage stemming from a small vase at foot, in relief on a stippled ground; spine similarly decorated; traces of a lost central clasp, and of diagonal oversewing of endbands in red and green thread; gilt gauffered edges (worn). Added on spine, 17th or 18th century, a large paper label and a red wax seal with a damaged impression of a lion rampant; trace of similar red wax at centre of back cover. A miniature book, 92 × 66–67 × c. 40 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-24: Binding description added.