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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 63

Summary Catalogue no.: 19251


Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures.

Good borders.

Good initials. (P&A i. 616, pl. XLVI)


16th century, late, or 17th century, Italian?: pasteboards; dark brown polished leather, tooled with blind and gilt lines, a gilt frame and corner-pieces, and gilt centrepieces of the Crucified Christ (front) or Virgin and Child (back), each amidst gilt stars; spine with blind and gilt lines and a gilt stamp; remains of two clasps with (lost) straps of similar gilt leather; edges gilt, gauffered (worn). Sewn on five double cords (medieval sewing?). Top of spine repaired with new leather, 20th century?, Bodleian. 147–150 × c. 100 × c. 45–8 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 14th century, end ; French, Paris

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966). 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.