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A Carthusian Psalter, Written in the 14th century at Milan (?)

MS. Canon. Liturg. 378
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A Carthusian Psalter, with canticles, etc., perhaps connected with Milan: preceded by a calendar, and followed (fol. 193) by a Hymnal, etc. On fol. 35 is a curious miniature of bell-ringing. There are musical notes.


  • Creation: Written in the 14th century at Milan (?)


222 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 378

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no. 19461

Custodial History

In the calendar on Apr. 22 is 'Dedicatio ecclesie nostre. Candele', which may indicate Milan (cf. MS. Canon. Liturg. 271, which is also a Carthusian book): on Dec. 7 is 'Ordinatio beati Ambrosii episcopi. Sollenne' in red: on July 24 is st. Christiana (Christina) of Tyro in Tuscany. Some of the trentals are peculiar (Mar. 2, Tricenarium regine Johanne: Apr. 26, Tric, episcopi Mauri: Sept. 3, Tric, domini fundatoris).

Physical Facet

On parchment, with miniatures, borders, etc., binding, stamped leather on boards, the back modern


13 5/8 × 10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom