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

MS. Lat. liturg. g. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 31379

Contents

Psalter (portable monastic psalter)
Language(s): Latin, with additions in English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).

Decoration

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 818)

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning ; English, York (?), St Mary's Abbey (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

St Bees, Cumberland, Benedictine priory of St Bee; cell of St Mary's, York (?) : H. M. Bannister supposes it to have been written for St Mary's York or for one of its cells, most probably the priory of St Bee's (S.C. 6, corrigenda). (MLGB3: Liturgical evidence, often to be found in the kalendar).

York, Yorkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin (?) : H. M. Bannister supposes it to have been written for St Mary's York or for one of its cells, most probably the priory of St Bee's (S.C. 6, corrigenda). (MLGB3: Liturgical evidence, often to be found in the kalendar).

Wm Lawrence Adye. E. H. Lawrence sale (Sotheby's, lot 535) 11 May 1892 to Bodley. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 218–26. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.