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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 75

Summary Catalogue no.: 19253


Book of Hours, Use of Paris
Language(s): Latin and Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures.

Fine historiated borders.

Fine initials. By the Boucicaut Master and the Egerton Master. (Pächt and Alexander i. 642, pl. L)


16th century, late, or 17th century, French or Italian: pasteboards; light brown leather, tooled all in gilt with double lines forming a panel on each cover with floral corner-pieces, around a central wreath of thick, small leaves in an upright oval; spine also gilt (damaged); traces of two sets of brown fabric ties, lost. 192 × 135–138 × c. 48 mm. (book closed).

Edges gilt, gauffered (very worn), probably inherited from a previous binding along with the present front paste-down which bears an inscription dated 1500.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; French

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 (13 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.