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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 36

Summary Catalogue no.: 19246


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Italian script. (P&A i. 338)


Good borders.

Good initials. (P&A i. 338)


16th century or 17th century, Italian?: pasteboards; dark brown leather, very worn, decorated with blind lines, gilt lines and corner-pieces; gilt centrepiece on back cover with a crowned monogram ‘MRA’ (? for Maria, B. V. M.) surrounded by fleurs-de-lis, front cover probably similar but worn away; spine tooled with gilt lines and one small circular tool; traces of two lost fore-edge clasps or pairs of ties; edges gilt, partly gauffered, the illuminated borders severely trimmed. 105 × 70-74 × c. 22 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian (script); Flemish (decoration)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966). 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 (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.