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Armenian Psalter, 1488

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MS. Laud Or. 34

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The psalter, intended for church service or private devotion, is divided into eight books or canons, each subdivided into seven sections.

Dates

  • 1488

Extent

315 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Laud Or. 34

Arrangement

Originally arranged and housed in 1641 at the Bodleian in Duke Humfrey’s Library, Selden End, compartment as ‘A 16’, see 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, p. 14

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. 315

For a full description in English, see:Baronian, S. and F. C. Conybeare, Catalogue of the Armenian manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (1 vol., Oxford, 1918), no. 15

Custodial History

This MSS. was presented by Archbishop Laud in 1636. Manuscript 2197 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

Oriental cotton paper, oriental binding with flap - once fastened by 2 thongs and 2 studs

Dimensions

5 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. and text 4 x 2 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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