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A Psalter, Written in the 12th century in England

MS. Gough Liturg. 2

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A Psalter, in Latin, preceded by prayers and followed by:
  1. The usual canticles (fol. 146)
  2. The Athanasian creed (fol. 154v)
  3. A litany (fol. 156v)
  4. On fol. 32 is a painting of David
  5. On fol. 33v a large illuminated B
The nine first leaves are wanting; on fols. '11-31' are twenty-one full-page miniatures illustrating the life of Christ, beginning with the Annunciation and ending with the descent of the Holy Ghost. The saints in the litany point to the north of England (Wilfrid, Cuthbert, Hilda, etc., not Swithun or Erkenwald).


  • Written in the 12th century in England


153 Leaves


MS. Gough Liturg. 2

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. II, no. 18343

Custodial History

Owned by 'John Blythe' in the 15th century (fol. 33v): the half-erased armorial bookplate of -- Harrison (18th century) is in the volume.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with fine miniatures, illuminated capitals, etc.


10 7/8 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom