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A Psalter, followed (fol. 126) by canticles and creed, written in about A.D. 1300 in England or France

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MS. Douce 131

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The binding is stamped leather by 'H. I.' i.e. Henry Jacobi of London, 1505-12, with a design described in J. Weale's Bookbindings at South Kensington, ii. (1894), p. 119: the back is modern.

Dates

  • written in about A.D. 1300 in England or France

Extent

139 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Douce 131

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 21705

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

Custodial History

Owned by William Bendlowes (d. 1613) who has scribbled notes and verses on blank pages and even on the illuminations (see foll, iii, 1, 96, 138v, etc.): on fol. 96 he gives some account of his father.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with many miniatures (one full-page, on fol. 96v) and illuminated borders and capitals, binding: stamped leather

Dimensions

9 5/8 × 6 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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