A Psalter, with canticles (fol. 173), written perhaps at the close of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th cent. in France
Preceded by an illuminated calendar (fol. 1), and fourteen illuminated pages, each bearing four medallion-shaped miniatures of the Life of Joseph (fol. 13): and followed by:
- (fol. 188) a litany
- (fol. 191) Hours of the Virgin
- (fol. 227) the Penitential psalms
- (fol. 235) the Office for the Dead
The calendar especially honours st. Francis and Antony.
Fols. 191-end appear to be rather later than the rest, and a leaf appears to be lost at the end of the Psalter, after fol. 189, which has exchanged places with 190. Besides the miniatures, there are some illuminated borders, capitals, etc.
- Creation: written perhaps at the close of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th cent. in France
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 48
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 21622
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
On parchment, with illuminations, miniatures
5 7/8 × 4 in.