MS. Canon. Misc. 490
Summary Catalogue no.: 19966
Good initials on fols. 1–153, 161–211. Good initials added 15th century, first half, fols. 227-end. (P&A i. 90)
16th century or 17th century, Austrian or Swiss, archaizing style, on a volume for lectern use: thick wood boards, bevelled; pigskin, blind-tooled with lines, stamps and roll; two extant strap-and-pin clasps, pigskin straps running from back edge to front cover with animal-headed metal catches (perhaps earlier and re-used); marks of 4+1 large lost bosses on each cover; paste-downs from homiletic fragments in 12th-century scripts similar to the main manuscript. The leaves of this massive volume show much staining in the lower margins, evidently from repeated handling over a long period. Title added in ink on spine, 18th century, Italian. c. 472 × c. 313–315 × c. 118 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-09-14: Binding description added.