MS. Canon. Liturg. 343
Summary Catalogue no.: 19429
Fine historiated initials.
Fine other initials.
By the school of Benedetto Bordone of Padua. (P&A ii. 593, pl. LVI)
c. 1500, Italian (as MS.): wood boards, inside bevel; polished reddish-brown leather, blind-tooled with multiple lines, stamps, strapwork and a centrepiece of ‘yh’s’ in a small circle on each cover; spine lost; remains of two strap-and-pin fastenings with lost straps of similar leather over parchment cores, fixed on the front cover with surviving star-shaped nails and running to lost pins with squarish bases halfway across the lower board; edges gilt, gauffered. Rebacked, later 19th century (‘new’ in 1897), Bodleian. 282–283 × 199–202 × c. 70–80 mm. (book closed).
Digital Bodleian (36 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.