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

MS. Lyell 25


Book of Hours, Use of Sarum
Language(s): Latin
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


On fol. 8r (much worn) painted foliate initial in colours (blue, orange, pink, green) on gold background, joined to gold bar border, with coloured foliate decoration, which frames the text. Similar initials with smaller borders on fols. 41v, 52v, 59v, 72v, 80v. Smaller painted initials, similar or in gold on coloured backgrounds with sprays of coloured leaves and rayed gold studs on fols. 22r, 28r, 66r, etc. Other initials in blue flourished in red. (P&A iii. 1107)


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; 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 by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)