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LUL MS.F.2.3: Psalter, in Latin (Franciscan Use). Italian. Late 15th century.

Detail of MS.F.2.3: Psalter, in LatinPhysical description: On parchment. i + 143 +i leaves, 212 x 160 mm. Imperfect.

Contents: Psalms; Benedicite, etc; Litany. No calendar. Wanting Psalms 1-19 and about 12 more leaves. Initial for Psalm 143 cut out. Vertical catchwords.

Decoration: Decorated initials of crimson or blue, patterned in white, decorated grounds with gold; sprays into the margins; gold on crimson and blue, patterned in white; blue with red and gold with violet.

Binding: Reconstructed by Ian Maver (2002 citation below). 16th century goatskin binding over wooden boards; front cover stamped in gold.

Provenance 1845-1900: Bookplate of W. Harry Rylands (1847-1922) and his contents note, dated 24 March 1874.

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands (1818-1900); bequest: (1900). Rylands catalogue, page 6.

Published citations and unpublished notes:

1978: University of Liverpool MS file: transcribed comment by Dr A.C. de la Mare, May 1978, "Binding probably original, Naples third quarter of the 15th century".

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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