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A Psalter, with canticles (p. 472), etc., preceded by a calendar, written in the second half of the 13th cent. in England

MS. Douce 50
Held at the Weston Library

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Followed by a litany (p. 516).

At p. xvii are three illuminations each bearing two medallion-shaped miniatures of Gospel subjects, and there are some other miniatures, and borders, etc.

The calendar is English, but the litany contains several Scotch saints, as Mundus, Blaanus, Beanus, Berchanus. [In calendar are 'Melrune' (= Melruue, Maelrubha), Brandan, 'Romanus' (Ronan, May 22), Columba erased (!), Kentigern (his translation, July 7), Mundus. In the litany Mundus precedes all Irish-Scottish saints. Bean is probably the Strathearn, not the Aberdeen saint. 'Frchan'=Fechan (? of St. Vigean's and Ecclefechan). The saints named suggest the Firth of Clyde or Argyll--perhaps Kilmun (d) ('Mundus's cell') on the Holy Loch. The erasure of Columba suggests a quarrel with Iona. E.W.B.N.].

The calendar (fol. ix) is wanting Jan.-Feb., Nov.-Dec.)


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 13th cent. in England


542 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 50

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 21624

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminations


6 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom