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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 395

Summary Catalogue no.: 19475


Psalter, Use of Rome (secular ferial choir psalter, with antiphons)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated borders.

Fine initials.

Very damaged. (P&A ii. 770, pl. LXXIII)


15th century, early, Dalmatian coast? (as MS., made for Trogir Cathedral): wood boards, rounded bevel and corners; rough dark-brown leather, undecorated; two damaged strap-and-pin fastenings with thick leather straps (probably replacements, the lower with remains of a metal tip), running from front cover fore-edge to double pins at back; traces of a label-holder with eight nails at lower right of front board; edges plain (distorted by fire/water, and discoloured); front paste-down is a Missal fragment, 14th century, Italian-style script.

Damaged through heavy and prolonged use, into the 18th century when the textblock was massively repaired; rebacked and edges restored with leather, later 19th century, Bodleian. c. 410 × 270 × c. 125–130 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; Dalmatia, Trogir (?)

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 497–503. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue. 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).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Binding description added.