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

MS. Lyell 24


Penitential psalms
Language(s): Latin
Office of the Dead, Use of Sarum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


On fols. 1r, 8v, 26v, 65r, painted foliate initials in pink, blue, green, and mauve on gold backgrounds, joined to gold bar borders, with coloured foliate decoration and sprays of tiny leaves, which frame the text. Other initials in blue flourished in red. (P&A iii. 1046)


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)