MS. Canon. Liturg. 9
Summary Catalogue no.: 19224
Good historiated initial. Completed in 1526, fol. 202v, in the original hand. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 1005, pl. LXXXIII)
16th century, Italian (as MS., made for a Benedictine nun): wood boards; dark red leather, decorated with blind and gilt multiple lines, small gilt stamps, and gilt centrepieces (‘IHS’ with cross, 3 nails and crown of thorns, in a double oval); remnants of two clasps with surviving scallop-shell shaped brass catch-plates and lost brown-leather straps; gilt gauffered edges. Rebacked, later 19th century, for Bodleian (stamped ‘LEVERS’), with fragment of original spine preserved at inside front cover. 140–141 × 93 × c. 40 mm. (book closed).
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2020-07-24: Binding description added.