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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 347

Summary Catalogue no.: 19433


Manual (Franciscan)
Language(s): Latin
Papal constitutions
Language(s): Latin and Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures.

Good historiated initial. (P&A ii. 321)


15th century, end, Italian (as MS., manual for the Franciscan nuns of Sant’Onofrio, Florence): wood boards, inside bevel; dark red leather, blind-tooled with lines, dots and strapwork to form a circular (front) or cross-shaped (back) centrepiece; spine lost; two strap-and-pin fastenings from front edge to pins halfway across back, with elaborate brass catches but straps replaced; edges plain. Reback and new straps, 18th century?, Italian. 263–265 × 186 × c. 22–23 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, end. (after 1476) ; Italian, Florence

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (9 images from 35mm slides)


    Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, III no. 3026 (under Florence).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.