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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 353

Summary Catalogue no.: 19439

Contents

Breviary, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good borders.

Good historiated initials.

Good other initials. (P&A ii. 678)

Binding

15th century, Italian, Venice? (as MS., 1462, Brescia, ? corrected at Venice): wood boards; light brown leather, blind-tooled with multiple lines, stamps and strapwork; spine original, cross-hatched with blind triple lines and a small flower stamp; traces of four strap-and-pin clasps running from grooves at front-cover edges to pins at back, all lost; edges plain. Gilt red-leather spine-label and lettering added, 18th century, Italian; spine, corners and covers clumsily repaired in similar leather, 18th century (Italian) or 19th century (Bodleian). 302-5 × 210-14 × c. 102-6 mm. (book closed).

History

Origin: 1462 ; Italian, Brescia

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. 1576 quat. (under Venice).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.