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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 33

Summary Catalogue no.: 19243

Contents

Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Border.

Historated initial. (P&A ii. 589)

Binding

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).

History

Origin: 15th century, end ; Italian, Venice (?)

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).

Bibliography

    Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, II no. 1474 C (under Venice).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.