MS. Lat. liturg. e. 21
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Portable psalter with antiphons, Carthusian Use, with 15th-century English Carthusian additions.
Psalter with antiphons
Canticles for use daily and throughout the year
Office of the dead
Quicunque vult(added by a fifteenth-century hand)
Litany(added by a fifteenth-century hand)
Order of lauds on week-days
Added by a fifteenth-century hand, identified by A. I. Doyle as William Darker of Sheen.
20 long lines, below top line
Good border and historiated initial, defaced. (Pächt and Alexander i. 595)
One historiated initial, to Psalm 1: initial 'B'[eatus] in two compartments, the upper with The Crucifixion, on a filigree ground; the lower with King David harping, on a diaper ground; foliate extensions from the initial forming a border on all four sides of the text; the initial to Ps. 109 missing, perhaps also illuminated.
20th(?)-cent. plain parchment over stiff pasteboards, with plaited clasps at the fore-edge, the spine lettered in gilt 'PSALTERIUM' and 'MS. | SAEC. XIV.'
Provenance and Acquisition
The original Office of the Dead is Carthusian.
Sheen Charterhouse (?). Adapted for Carthusian Use in England, 15th century. Various 15th cent. hands added at the beginning Carthusian lessons with versicles and responses for the first nocturn of matins in aestate for the week-days,(fol.2v), the prayer Suscipere digneris (fol.3) and portions of the liturgical psalter (fol.4). Fol. 180r-v written by William Darker of Sheen.
Bought by the Library from McLeish of London, 1928.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.