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. (Pächt and Alexander 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)


    Printed descriptions:

    Tammaro de Marinis, La legatura artistica in Italia nei secoli XV e XVI, 3 vols., Florence 1960, III no. 3026 (under Florence).
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 63

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.