LONDON, The British Library
RICHARD ROLLE, English Psalter (Ps. 82-113; Translation & Commentary) ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 74,953
Early 15th c.; England (South-West). In English
Vellum; ff. ii+135. 400 x 275mm. Blanks for large initials before Psalms 97 and 109 (ff. 50 and 123v); small initials in blue, with extensive flourishing in red, before each Psalm. Modern binding
Second part of Royal MS 18.D.I: size, layout, and decoration style are identical
Identified as no. 1285 in the 1542 inventory of King Henry VIIIís Upper Library in the Palace of Westminster.
Purchased at Christieís, 29 Nov. 2000, lot 14
Cf. James Carley, The Libraries of Henry VIII (London, 2000), p. 213
H.E. Allen, Writings Ascribed to Richard Rolle, Hermit of Hampole (1947), p. 173