MS. Canon. Liturg. 49
Summary Catalogue no.: 19249
16th century, Italian: thin wood boards; polished dark red leather of fine quality, gilt-tooled with lines, stamps, and Latin mottoes in capitals from Song of Songs 2.5, ‘Fulcite me floribus …’ (front) and 2.2, ‘Sicut lilium inter spinas …’ (back), each ending with monogrammed letters ‘[.S.] MAF . ND.’; gilt oval centrepieces, the one at the back painted with a chequered pattern (armorial?); gilt edges; spine with gilt lines and a single tool in each panel; two clasps, one strap surviving, of matching leather tooled with gilt lines. Rebacked, original spine re-laid, 20th century, Bodleian. 169-170 × 115 × c. 45 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-24: Binding description added.