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A Psalter, preceded by a calendar (fol. 1), written in the second half of the 13th cent. in France

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MS. Douce 118

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Followed by:
  1. canticles (fol. 163)
  2. litany (fol. 178v)
The calendar points to the neighbourhood of Metz and the Netherlandish frontier. On fol. 181v is an office of st. Giles, added in the 15th cent. Several coats of arms occur in the marginal grotesques, the commonest being gules a cross argent, and party per fess, in the upper part bendy gules and argent, the lower part or.

Dates

  • written in the second half of the 13th cent. in France

Extent

148 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 118

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 21692

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

Custodial History

A half effaced inscription of the 16th cent. at fol. 182 shows that the volume once belonged to 'madame l' abesse Du Perray', cf. fol. 69.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals, borders, grotesques, etc., binding: panels containing flowers, dragons, pelicans, etc., French (?) 15th cent. (?), on leather covering boards

Dimensions

9 1/4 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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