A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Lat. liturg. e. 46

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Psalter (fragment, single leaf, containing Ps. 48(49).8 'non dabit' - Ps. 49(50).7 'israel')

Bound with: (fols. 2–13) photocopies made in 1979 of 7 further leaves: (fols. 2–3) one leaf containing Ps. 58(59).10 – 59(60).10, also owned by Maggs Bros. Ltd., (fols. 4–5) one leaf containing Ps. 68(69).36 – 70(71).11, bought by A. C. de la Mare from Maggs, European Bulletin 10, no. 21, (fols. 6–7) one leaf of canticles, owned by Dr. George Salt, (fols. 8–9, 13) two leaves containing parts of Gospel readings, Matthew 26.31–47 and John 19.36–42, the second with the colophon LAVS.CHRISTO.VIVO.IESV.PETRVS.VRSVLEVS. SCRIPSIT.', at Canberra, National Library of Australia, MS 4052/T.106–7 in the collection of fragments given by Sir Rex Nan Kivell in 1969, (fol. 10) a miniature of St. Luke writing, from Maggs, European Bulletin 6 (1969), no. 41 (in a group of 3 leaves resold at Sotheby's, 13 Dec. 1976, ‘Other Properties’, lot 64, again to Maggs; belonged in 1979 to The Rendells, Inc., of Newton, Mass.), (fols. 11–12) one leaf containing part of a Gospel reading, Luke 23.8–26, bought by Clifford Maggs for his private collection from Charles Ede, Feb. 1967. (fols. 14–15) bromide prints of one leaf from a similar Psalter also signed by Ursuleo, Cambridge, Trinity College MS. 1374 (O. 7. 46), fol. 48r-v.

A. C. de la Mare's correspondence of 1979 with the owners of the other leaves is kept in ‘Letters about Bodl. MSS. V’.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 1 original leaf + photocopies and photographs
Dimensions (leaf): 170–3 × 119–20 mm.
Dimensions (written): 129 × 84 mm.


19 lines, 1 colums


Written in a formal humanistic script by Pietro Ursuleo of Capua (d. 1483).


One 2-line white-vine initial on verso


Origin: 15th century, third quarter, before 1483 ; Italian, Naples

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian, 1979: Maggs, European Bulletin 10 (1979), no. 21A

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.