MS. Canon. Liturg. 388
Summary Catalogue no.: 19470
Calendar (fol. 1), Proprium de Tempore (fol. 7), Psalter with canticles, etc. (fol. 187), 'Hymni tam dominicales quam festiui' (fol. 244v), Proprium ('festiuitates') Sanctorum, with minor offices (foL 267).
Fine historiated borders.
Fine other borders.
Fine initials. By Frate Nebridio. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 735, pl. LXXI)
16th century, first half, Italian, bound perhaps for the Armellini family [of Venice?] (fol. ir): wood boards, inside bevel. Polished red leather, decorated on each cover with blind lines and an all-over gilt design: a solid frame with corner-pieces, around a lozenge shape made up of single curved lines (oriental style?) and a centrepiece of two interlocking squares. Inside bevels finished with multiple blind lines; spine lost; traces of four lost clasps with leather straps; edges gilt, gauffered. Reback in brown leather, with gilt lines, small stamps, and gilt red-leather label, 18th century, Italian; second reback in red leather, 20th century, Bodleian. 405–7 × 268–272 × c. 117–18 mm. (book closed).
Provenance and Acquisition
Made probably for an Augustinian house in Venice.
'Armellinae familiae' (16th cent), fol. i: Armellini family of Venice. A note on the family by Canonici is at fol. ii.
Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805
Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817
Digital Bodleian (24 images from 35mm slides)
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Last Substantive Revision
2021-03: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC and Pächt and Alexander