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Volume one of a Psalter, up to Ps. lxxx (Lat. lxxix), preceded by a calendar, written in Flanders in the first half of the 14th cent.

MS. Douce 5

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Followed by canticles (fol. 159v), a litany (fol. 192), and prayers. There is a profusion of well-painted full-page miniatures and grotesque borders and capitals, and in the calendar miniatures of the employments suitable for each month. The arms, or three lions rampant sable, are on fol. 4, and with variations elsewhere: and other shields occur occasionally. The calendar is obviously Flemish (two Floreberts in red, Apr. 19 and Nov. 2: Bertulf in red on Feb. 5: Ermbert in red on Apr. 30, etc.). See Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain (1854), iii. 95.


  • Creation: written in Flanders in the first half of the 14th cent.


207 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 5

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 21579

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Related Materials

See also MS. Douce 6 for volume two of the Psalter.

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated, binding: red velvet, about A.D. 1800


3 3/4 × 2 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom