The Luttrell Psalter

Title:
The Luttrell Psalter
Library:
British Library
Language:
Latin
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
Additional MS 42130
Alternate Names:
The Luttrell Psalter: A Facsimile --
Origin:
Irnham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Dimensions:
3 flyleaves + 309 vellum folios -- 350 x 245 mm.
Date Description:
1330-1345
Content:
calendar (fols. 1r-12v) -- Psalter (Gallican rescension) (fols. 13r-259v) -- Canticles and “Quicunque vult” (fols. 259v-283r) -- Litany (fols. 283r- 293r) -- Five collects (fols. 293v-294r) -- Office of the Dead (Sarum Use) (fols. 296r-309v) -- note: commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (1276-1345)
Hand:
large formal gothic book script (textualis prescissa) -- catchwords in box surrounds --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
calendar (fols. 1r-12v) -- scenes from the life of Jesus -- scenes from saints’ lives -- evangelist symbols (fols. 49-50) -- scenes of country life -- daily life -- jousting -- inhabited initials-- decorated initials -- grotesques -- birds -- animals -- flowers --foliate borders -- line fillers -- heraldic arms --
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3357 .L8 L86 2006 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
full-size color reproduction on paper of the entire manuscript, preceded by introductory material -- minor trimming of the pages (see p. 29 for detail) --
Publication Date:
2006
Place of Publication:
London, Great Britain
Publisher:
The British Library
Printer:
University Press, Cambridge, Great Britain
Notes:
Commentary by Michelle P. Brown -- Iconographic content is described pp. 31-51
Bibliography:
See pp. 52-55 --
Type of Text:
Biblical, devotional, liturgical, psalms, Psalter, religious