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LUL MS F.2.9: Breviary (Carthusian use), in Latin. France. Mid 15th century.

Detail of MS F.2.9: BreviaryPhysical description: On parchment. v + 157 + ii leaves, 130 x 100 mm. Ruled with violet ink.

Contents: Ordinary and canon of the Mass added, with musical notation, in 15th century. Wanting all before f.122 of an early foliation, and other leaves. 'Benedictione' ... added on 16th century endpaper.

Decoration: 1- and 2-line initials in red and blue; capital letters filled in yellow.

Binding: 19th century blue morocco binding.

Provenance 1500-1500: Belonged in 1500 to the Charterhouse of the Val de Benediction at Villeneuve-lez-Avignon (inscription on f.152v).

Provenance 1800-1900: no. 557 in unidentified English bookseller's catalogue.

Provenance 1845-1900: Armorial bookplate of W. H. Rylands (1847-1922).

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest: (1900).  Rylands catalogue, page 13.

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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