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Psalter (Dominican) - portable psalter with antiphons, written in the first half of the 15th cent. in Italy

MS. Douce 272
Held at the Weston Library

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'Incipit Psalterium secundum ordinem Fratrum Predicatorum', preceded by a calendar, and followed by:

  1. (fol. 119) canticles
  2. (fol. 128v) creeds, litany
  3. (fol. 134) a Hymnal: with musical notes

The last leaf of the hymnal is lost. Apollonius in red on July 7 (in the calendar) points to Brescia, and 'Dedicatio ecclesie sancte ke' on Oct. 20 (cf. Nov. 25) to the church of st. Katherine in that city. On fol. 88v on a scroll borne by two figures are 'GERA' and 'DANILO PERF' [?: perfecit ?]', perhaps indicating the illuminator.

On fol. i in gold letters is ' SVOR PLAVTILLA PATRONI' (16th cent. ?).


  • Creation: written in the first half of the 15th cent. in Italy


196 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 272

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 21846

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated borders bearing small miniatures, capitals, etc., binding: black leather on boards, with gold stamped pattern, Italian


8 × 5 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom