MS. Canon. Liturg. 72
Summary Catalogue no.: 19252
Fine historiated borders.
Fine initials. The frontispiece closely related to the style of the Master of the Aristotle, pr. Andrea Torresani, 1483, Jacometto Veneziano (?) (P&A ii. 559, pl. LII)
17th century ?, Italian: pasteboards?; red velvet (spine very worn), plain, possibly overlying an earlier decorated cover; impress-marks on the fabric of each cover from two semi-circular filigree clasp-fittings and four circular bosses, all removed; edges gilt, gauffered. 174–175 × 121 × c. 42–44 mm. (book closed).
15th century, Italian (as MS.?): paste-downs and flyleaves of purple parchment, presumably inherited from the original binding.
18th century, Italian: further paste-downs (pasted over the purple) and flyleaves of fine ‘Dutch gilt paper’, block-printed in gold on a green ground with floral and interlace patterns including birds, vases, etc., added in Italy probably after the removal of the metalwork.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-24: Binding description added.