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

MS. Liturg. 407

Summary Catalogue no.: 29071

Former shelfmark: MS. Canon. Liturg. 407



Portable Psalter; Benedictine, later adapted for Franciscan Use

French and Latin additions, 14th century, middle.

Language(s): Latin and Middle French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated border and historiated initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 360, pl. XXXI)


Origin: 13th century, first quarter; additions, 13th century, second quarter and 14th century, middle ; English, Winchester (?); additions, France

Provenance and Acquisition

Amesbury, Wiltshire, Priory (cell of Fontevrault) and later abbey of Sts Mary the Virgin and Melior, of Benedictine nuns: executed for Amesbury, as inferred from the kalendar etc. (MLGB3: liturgical evidence, often to be found in the kalendar).

'Frere Vsebius Joublet' (fol. 1r, s. xvi or xvii) Bought from the Revd John C. Jackson, 1873. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 97–103. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (12 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.