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

MS. Lat. liturg. f. 33

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no detailed description available

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (with watermark) (endleaves parchment)
Extent: i (pasted-in bookseller's description) + i (parchment reinforcing strip) + i (paper flyleaf) + 328 (paper) + i (parchment reinforcing strip)
Dimensions (leaf): 155 × 105 mm.
Dimensions (written): 118 × 75 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i-iii, 1-329

Layout

23 long lines

Decoration

Simple red initials. First large initials in red and blue.

Binding

Original(?) blind-tooled binding. Sewn on three double cords; twisted brown and white endbands; bound in blind-tooled reddish-brown leather over wood boards, chamfered on the inner faces; each cover tooled with an outer framing border of repeat tools, that on the upper board of square four-petalled flowers, that on the lower of rectangles of scrolling foliage; containing an inner border with quatrefoil stamps; and a central rectangle composed of two vertical lines of repeated square saltire-shaped foliate designs; the spine with vertical lines tooled through the middle and at the joints; the fore-edges with metal fittings for clasps, each fixed by two nails, for fastening from bottom to top, the leather straps now missing; the spine and joints re-inforceed with strips of a 14th(?)-cent. parchment religious manuscript written in two columns; the top compartment of the spine with the badly damaged remains of a paper label inscribed in a ???th-cent. hand, the title illegible.

Accompanying Material

(endleaves) two small fragments of a vellum MS.

History

Origin: c. 1450-1460 ; Italian

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.