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

MS. Canon. Liturg. 9

Summary Catalogue no.: 19224

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good border.

Good historiated initial. Completed in 1526, fol. 202v, in the original hand. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 1005, pl. LXXXIII)

Binding

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).

History

Origin: 1526 ; Italian, diocese of Florence

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 625–8. 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).

Bibliography

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 28

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-24: Binding description added.