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'Psalterium Dauid cum orationibus singulis Psalmis accommodatis', a Psalter for liturgical use, written in the first half of the 16th century in Italy

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MS. Montagu e. 9
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'Psalterium Dauid cum orationibus singulis Psalmis accommodatis', a Psalter for liturgical use, followed at fol. 193v by Canticles and (fol. 208v) prayers.

The illuminations are chiefly capitals but occasionally borders introducing several badges (double yoke ?, three ostrich feathers, full face of a lion, staff raguly, gem-ring, also 'N' and the mottos 'Semper' and (fol. 4) 'Suaue', also (ibid.) the Medici arms:--or, five torteaux, 2, 2 and 1, between the upper two a hurt).

A modern label on the back has 'Exemplar papre Leonis X', but there is nothing to support the conjecture, except the Medici arms.

Dates

  • written in the first half of the 16th century in Italy

Extent

224 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Montagu e. 9

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. V, no. 25400.

Custodial History

'Wylmot Marshe e Banchor: Monach: [Bangor Monachorum, in Flintshire] mdcccxiv [altered to mdcccxi.iv].'.

Old (until about 1890) MS. Montagu no. 4.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with many finely illuminated devices and capitals, see below, binding, modern Grolieresque (English, about 1840?)

Dimensions

7 1/2 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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