MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 161
Summary Catalogue no.: 19147
Fine historiated initials.
Fine other initials. (P&A ii. 96, pl. IX)
13th century, end, or 14th century, early, Italian (as MS.): wood boards; brown leather, blind-tooled with sextuple (2 × 3) lines in lozenge patterns, spine diapered with triple lines; remains of four clasps with brown leather straps, of which two partially survive, and one catch-plate with ‘yh’s’ monogram; traces of 4+1 bosses on each cover, and (back cover) of a label-holder and inked title at upper centre and of a chain-staple at inside bottom edge. Repaired, with added gilt red-leather title-label, 18th century, Italian; further repaired, 20th century, Bodleian. c. 413–420 × 280 × c. 55–60 mm. (book closed).
A notarial document on the back paste-down witnesses the sale of this book (the first of a two-volume set) and of its lost mate, probably already thus bound, in 1330 at Montefalcone (Appennino?).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-08-26: Binding description added.