Physical 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.