MS. Canon. Misc. 255
Summary Catalogue no.: 19731
15th century, Italian (as MS., dated 1465, [Iesi?], with addition dated 1470): wood boards; brown leather, each cover blind-tooled with lines, tools, and a large architectonic ‘portal’ to match texts 1 or 2: (front) a leafy plant under moon, sun and star, (back) a medical flask under a floral swag, each design between two columns and under letters ‘M PM B’ at top (for the main scribe, Piermario di Bartolo of Fano, a doctor); traces of a central clasp with red fabric strap and of four bosses on each cover, all lost; edges gauffered, not gilt. Rebacked with gilt spine and title, endleaves of floral paper, 18th century, Italian, for Jacopo Soranzo (paper spine-label). 152 × c. 100 × c. 25–26 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2022-06: Date revised with reference to Watson.