MS. Lat. liturg. f. 22
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Portable ferial psalter with antiphons and versicles, containing also:
Each prayer referring to the '... anima .N. ac anime omnium fidelium defunctorum ...' with slight variants
each invocation alternating with a prayer as far as ‘Proicius esto’ (fol. 184r), each prayer also referring to '... animam .N. ac animas ...' as in the preceding devotion; followed by four prayers:
with fifty mysteries
followed by prayers, versicles and antiphons.
Ruled in brown ink with 19 lines, the top pair and bottom pair ruled the full width of the page; single vertical bounding lines extend the full height of the page; in 1 column; prickings usually survive in the fore-edge and lower margins. 18 written lines
Good initial. (P&A i. 236)
Headings in red.
One seven-line initial to Psalm 1 (fol. 1r): in blue with white foliate decoration, on a ground of red penwork, with florishing extending down the height of the page, the decoration within the initial with touches of green and burnished gold.
Five-line initials in red, with reserved designs, on a ground of purple penwork, the decoration within the initial with touches of green, usually also with burnished gold and/or pale yellow, at the remaining eight-part divisions of the psalter (fols. 27v, 44r, 59v (brown penwork), 75v, 95r (brown penwork), 113r, 132r), and at the start of the Rosary of the Virgin (fol. 187r); the initial to the Devotion on the Five wounds (a letter 'I') may also have been intended at this level in the hierachy, but it uses only red and purple (fol. 173r).
Four-line initials of similar design at the start of the hours of Prime on Sunday (fol. 21v) and for Ps.51 (fol. 59r) and Ps.101 (fol. 115r)
Three-line initials of similar design at the start of the psalms for the second and third nocturns (fol. 13r, 18v), and vespers on Friday (fol. 159r)
Three-line initials of similar design but without gold, green, or yellow, at the start of the psalms for vespers for each other day (fols. 135v, 140v, 143v, 146v, 154v, 165r)
Two-line initials in plain red to other psalms, etc.; plain one-line initials in red to verses, etc.
Original binding. Sewn on four split alum(?) tawed bands, and bound in oak boards coverd in blind-tooled polished brown calf; the covers with a lattice of fillets with rose designs stamped in the interstices; vestiges of two clasps at the fore-edge (fastening from the lower to the upper board); the spine with a paper label inscribed 'BREVIARIUM ANT[...] | MSS.'
Fols. i and 201 are former pastedowns, a fragments of a 16th-cent. document in Dutch on parchment; fols. ii-v, are original paper endleaves.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)