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LUL MS.F.2.11: Lectionary, in Dutch. Netherlands. Late 15th century.

Detail of MS.F.2.11: Lectionary, in DutchPhysical description: On parchment. i + 196 + i  leaves (foliated 1-198), 115 x 85 mm. Ruled in red ink. Imperfect.

Contents: Readings from Epistles and Gospels for Sundays and Saints' days from St Stephen's day to the 14th Sunday after Pentecost. Probably missing four leaves after f.123.

Decoration: Initials: 4-line (f.155v) blue patterned in white, ornamented; 2-line red or blue; text capitals stroked in red.

Binding: Conservation work by Ian Maver (2002 citation below); 18th red morocco with gilt; floral centrepiece.

Provenance 1600-1700: Coat of arms emblazoned on f.1

Provenance 1856-1856: note of purchase 4 Nov 1856 ('bought of Lumley') by W. H. Black (1808-1872) on front pastedown and f.1v. Not apparently in Black's sale of 28 July 1873.

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest: (1900).  Rylands catalogue, pages 17-18.

Published citations and unpublished notes:

2002: Lien Gyles & Ian Maver (2002), 'Conserving eleven late mediæval manuscripts for Liverpool University', Studies in Conservation, 47:sup5, 88-91. doi: 10.1179/sic.2002.47.s3.018.

Published descriptions

  • 1900: John Sampson, A catalogue of the books ... bequeathed by the late Thomas Glazebrook Rylands ... to the Library of University College Liverpool (Liverpool: University Press, 1900).
  • 1983: N. R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983).


Microfilm copy available for consultation.

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