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LUL MS F.2.2: Psalter and Hours (Brigittine use), in Latin with text of diagrams in Dutch. Netherlands (diocese of Utrecht). 15th/16th century.

Detail of MS F.2.2: Psalter and Hours - opens full view of pagePhysical description: On parchment. iv + 212 + iii  leaves, 225 x 150 mm. Medieval flyleaves and signatures.

Contents: Calendar has Utrecht saints, and Saint Bridget (28 May, 23 July and 7 October).

Decoration: Decorated initials of 15 (f.10)  and 16 (f.136)  lines, with continuous borders; decorated initials of blue and red, patterned in white, with ornaments of red and green.

Binding: Reconstructed by Ian Maver (2002 citation below) reusing original oak boards and panels from 15th century Flemish blind-stamped binding on covers; 19th century binding by Woolstencroft of Warrington.

Provenance 1800-1900: Bookplate of Thomas Glazebrook Rylands (1818-1900).

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest (1900): Rylands catalogue, page 4.

Published citations and unpublished notes: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).


  • Medieval and Early Renaissance Treasures in the North West, 1976. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Item 41.
  • Medieval Manuscripts on Merseyside,1993. University Art Gallery, Liverpool and Courtauld Institute Galleries, London. Item 5.


Microfilm copy available for consultation.

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