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

MS. Rawl. liturg. d. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 15827

Contents

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine borders, historiated and other initials. (P&A iii. 869, pl. LXXXIII)

Historiated initials and full borders (fols. 11v, 23r, 26r, 29v, 32v, 40r, 59r and 83r), made of gold, pink and blue bars, decorated with foliage, flowers and gold disks:

fol. 11v

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Agony in the garden (Christ kneeling in prayer before chalice and host; three apostles asleep).

fol. 23r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Betrayal of Christ.

fol. 26r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Christ before Pilate (oxidization damage).

fol. 29v

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Descent from the Cross.

fol. 32v

  • Type initial C
  • Subject Entombment.

fol. 40r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Christ in Judgement (oxidization damage).

fol. 59r

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Vigil of the Dead.

fol. 62v

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Face.

fol. 83r

  • Type initial B
  • Subject Commendation of souls.

fol. 99v

  • Type initial S
  • Subject Veronica's veil with Christ's head.

fol. 100v

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read.

fol. 101r

  • Type initial G
  • Subject Virgin and Child.

fol. 102r

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St. Christopher with Child and staff.

fol. 102v

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St. Michael.

fol. 103r

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St. George.

fol. 103v

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St. John the Baptist.

fol. 104v

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St. Thomas of Canterbury.

fol. 105r

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St. Catherine.

fol. 105v

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St. Margaret.

fol. 106r

  • Type initial G
  • Subject St. Mary Magdalene.

fol. 107r

  • Type initial O
  • Subject The Virgin Mary.

fol. 108v

  • Type initial O
  • Subject Crucifixion.

fol. 109r

  • Type initial A
  • Subject Christ in crown of thorns.
  • Type initial S
  • Subject Right hand with wound.

fol. 109v

  • Type initial A
  • Subject Left hand with wound.
  • Type initial O
  • Subject Christ in crown of thorns with wound in side.

fol. 110r

  • Type initial S
  • Subject Right foot with wound.
  • Type initial S
  • Subject Left foot with wound.

fol. 110v

  • Type initial O
  • Subject Virgin and Child.
  • Type initial O
  • Subject St. John the Evangelist, holding chalice with dragon.

fol. 111v

  • Type initial D
  • Subject Christ with crown of thorns, holding a scroll.

Gold KL monograms on blue and pink background in the calendar, decorated with sprays of foliage, flowers and gold disks.

Gold 3-line initials, decorated with foliage and flowers, with sprays of foliage, flowers and gold disks extending into margins.

1-line gold and blue initials, decorated with contrasting purple and red penwork.

Gold and blue line-endings.

History

Origin: c. 1420 ; English, London (?)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (30 images from 35mm slides)