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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: 19223


Psalter (Augustinian Use) (portable psalter with antiphons)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated borders.

Fine initials.

Fine penwork borders. Artist identifiable as Leonardo Bellini, nephew of Jacopo. (P&A ii. 510, pl. XLVIII)


16th century or 17th century?, Italian (MS. made for an Augustinian nun of S. Maria delle Vergini, Venice): wood boards; red velvet, badly worn; traces of lost metal corner-pieces, centrepieces and scalloped borders, possibly a frame for a girdle binding (cf. MS. Canon. Liturg. 237, same provenance); edges gilt, gauffered, after trimming.

18th century, Italian, Venice, for Jacopo Soranzo: paste-downs and flyleaves of carta bassanese, added after removal of the metal fittings. 135 × 98 × c. 47 mm. (book closed).


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Venice

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 527–31. 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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (8 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.