MS. Canon. Liturg. 392
Summary Catalogue no.: 19473
Good initials. (P&A ii. 206)
15th century, early, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; brown leather, tooled on each cover with blind lines and stamps in near-ropework frames, around a decorative gilt centrepiece built up with a repeated concave-lozenge stamp; spine cross-hatched with blind double lines, no title; traces of two strap-and-pin fastenings with leather straps running from fore-edge of front board to large pins near centre of back, all lost; edges plain. Spine repaired, 20th century, Bodleian. 236–237 × 168–170 × c. 69–70 mm. (book closed). Claimed as probably the earliest known example of a European binding with gold tooling (under Islamic influence).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-20: Binding description added.