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A Latin Psalter, 'Liber Psalmorum', followed (fol. 131) by the 15 1st ps. 'Pusillus eram', canticles, creeds, and litany with prayers, written in the 12th cent. in Lombardic characters in Italy

MS. Douce 127

  • Request

A leaf is lost after fols. 1, 145, some pages are damaged, and a capital is cut out of fol. 152. Of a rubric on fol. 1 much is now illegible: the latter part is 'inchoamus principio meliori exitu consum[m]emus + + + per Dominum nostrum Hiesum Xpistum.' The names of Dominicus and Restituta in the calendar may be thought to connect the book with Sora near Naples. A facsimile of the writing is in the 1840 catalogue, and in J. O. Westwood's Palæographia Sacra Pictoria (1843-5).


  • Creation: written in the 12th cent. in Lombardic characters in Italy


59 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Conditions Governing Use



MS. Douce 127

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 21701

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with many illuminated capitals


9 3/8 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom