MS. Lat. liturg. d. 38
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Preceded by (fol.ii) kalendar lacking January. The psalter contains psalms for Sunday - Saturday, (fol.85v) vespers with Ps. 118, and (fol.110) compline, and there are also (fol.112v) weekly and (fol.118) daily canticles, (fol.120) the Office of the dead, and (fol.124v) prayers. Contemporary neums have been added in a few places in the margins (see fol.49, 61). Fol.66 contains antiphons of Lauds for ferial office during the week, with music added in the 14th cent., and fol.91–6 were rewritten in the 13th cent. Music for the antiphons and their cues has been added in the margins in 13th and 14th cent.
23 long lines, above top line.
Gothic notation on staves of 4–5 black lines.
Fine historiated and other initials (damaged). (P&A i. 77, pl. VI)
A large initial at the beginning of the psalter, and smaller ones to begin each day, some with human figures, in gold, red, brown, green and blue.
- (fol. 8r) St. Paul(?)
- (fol. 19v) Ps. 26: Christ addressing a woman (nun?)
Medieval binding (repaired). Sewn on three split alum-tawed bands, laced into wood boards with rounded edges, and covered with brown leather; with traces of five circular bosses and other fittings on each cover, perhaps including a chain-staple, and two sets of clasps (fastening from the lower to the upper board); the inside face of the upper cover are incised with lines for the game of mühle (nine men's morris)
The pastedowns are from a 12th cent. Obituary for 7–12 Jan. and 28 Sept.- 3 Oct. belonging to a monastery near Würzburg.
Provenance and Acquisition
Prayer for the soul of Cunradus (fol. 124r)
Paper label on spine '72' (18th/19th century) (almost lacking, as of July 1996)
Given to the Bodleian by F. E. Norris, in 1952.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.