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A Roman Choir Psalter

 Single Item
MS. Lat. liturg. a. 3
Held at the Weston Library

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A Roman Choir Psalter, with canticles and antiphons, similar to no. 30554, but containing only Matins and Lauds for week-days, with musical notes. There are twelve fine miniatures and many illuminated capitals. At fols. 126 and 150 are figures of Dominican monks and of st. Dominic. The capitals at least are by the same artist as MS. Lat. liturg. a. 2.


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1500 in Italy, perhaps at Gubbio


158 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. liturg. a. 3, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Lat. liturg. a. 3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20411


A Roman Choir Psalter

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 30555

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found at the end of MSS. Liturg. in 1885.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with fine miniatures and illuminated capitals, etc., in parts injured


22 3/8 × 16 in.

A Roman Choir Psalter
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom