MS. Canon. Misc. 511
Summary Catalogue no.: 19987
Good initials. (P&A ii. 490)
15th century, Italian (as MS., a very large, university book written in Italy in 1453 by Dutch and French scribes): thick wood boards, narrow outside bevel; quarter-binding, once with leather stretching across about a quarter of each bare board to a vertical row of 1+7+1 nails, all lost, spine now left bare; sewn on four straps of tawed leather, laced through tunnels in the thickness of the boards; traces of two lost fore-edge clasps with thick straps; no paste-downs . Upper corner of lower board replaced, an early repair; paper flyleaves added, 20th century, Bodleian. 455–460 × 290–293 × c. 48–50 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-09-14: Binding description added.