MS. Canon. Liturg. 371
Summary Catalogue no.: 19455
Calendar (fol. 1): temporale (fol. 7) with general rubrics (fol. 114v) and order of the mass (fol. 115: Paratus sacerdos); sanctorale (175); common of the saints and the dedication (fol. 221); votive masses (fol. 242) and some masses not belonging to this series (fol. 262v); marriage mass (fol. 263); blessings (fol. 264v).
After the prefaces are added (early 16th century) the prayers for the mass In translatione beati Marci et inventione corporis eius.
2 col. of 32 lines
Square notation on 5 staves.
Fine historiated borders.
Related to the style of Leonardo Bellini. (P&A ii. 511, pl. XLIX)
16th century or 17th century, Italian: wood boards, narrow inside bevel; red velvet, plain except for double parallel lines of sewn thread near fore-edge, with bolt-edging of yellow fabric visible at turn-ins; traces of two strap-and-pin fastenings with lost red fabric straps running from grooves in front boards to pins over halfway across back; spine nearly lost; four large brass corner-pieces and a centrepiece, all with boss-like domes, scalloped edges and embossed interlace decoration, surviving on each cover; edges gilt, gauffered. 345 × 242–245 × c. 93 mm. (book closed).
Rust-holes at fol. 265 indicate two fore-edge clasps of a previous binding, from which the surviving metalwork could have been carried over.
Provenance and Acquisition
Perhaps for a church of St. Michael; see fols. 7, 213v.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description revised.