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A Psalter, with canticles, Written in about A.D. 1300 in the Netherlands

MS. Canon. Liturg. 393
Held at the Weston Library

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A Psalter, with canticles, etc., in Latin and French, each Latin verse being followed by its translation: preceded by an introduction to Christian morality, in Latin and French (fol. 1: beg.' Nos debemus scire quare omnes debemus esse filii Dei... Nous deuons sauoir que nos deuons estre tout fils de Deu'), and a Latin calendar (fol. 8): and followed by:

  1. 'Les Vespre des Mors & tout lautre Offisse', in Latin (fol. 215)
  2. 'Auctorites', sayings of the Fathers, in French (fols. 224v, and, misplaced, 14, 257)
  3. At fol. 237 are forty curious drawings, chiefly of the Life of Christ, but including six from the Old Testament. They are drawn in outline with the occasional use of red

There are also in the volume a few illuminated capitals.


  • Creation: Written in about A.D. 1300 in the Netherlands


260 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • French


MS. Canon. Liturg. 393

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. 19474

Custodial History

'Lodouigu' occurs on fol. 236av (14th cent.). The litany (fols. 211-2) and calendar point to the neighbourhood of Liége (in litany, Antropius ?, Mengoldus of Huy, Oda: in calendar, on Sept. 17, 'Lambertus episcopus & martyr Leodij', in red, etc.).

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns, with drawings, etc., see scope and content


9 1/8 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom