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LUL MS.F.2.12: 'Rapularius', in Latin. Erfurt. Mid-late 15th century.

Detail of MS.F.2.12: 'Rapularius', in LatinPhysical description: On paper. i + 177 + 1 leaves, 142 x 105 mm. With parchment tabs marking some texts, and MS parchment strips in some quires. Frame ruling.  Imperfect.

Contents: Commonplace book containing extracts from the Church Fathers and other texts, copied by monks of the Charterhouse of Erfurt, Germany. Two texts dated by scribe 1446 and 1449. f.i 23-30 April and 25-31 May section of 11th century calendar, with 12th century obit for Manegoldus added at 28 May; f.178 15th century 'Missa de visitacione beate Marie virginis'.

Decoration: Red initials.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled quarter binding over wooden boards, with triple fillets and rosette stamps. Label on front cover with title: 'Rapularius'. In a leather case, possibly original.

Provenance 1400-1500: Charterhouse of Erfurt, Germany. Catalogue entry H81/2 or H81/3 in MDDS ii, 412.

Provenance 1836-1836: Bulow sale, 10 October 1836, lot 568.

Provenance 1855-1855: Inscription on f.1 'G. Sumner, Woodmansey, 1855' = Gillyatt Sumner (1793-1875).

Provenance 1877-1877: Sumner sale at Beverley, Yorkshire 31 October 1877, part of lot 562. Lot no. on f.1.

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest: (1900). Rylands catalogue, pages 15-16.


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).


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