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Name: Psalterium

Repository: National Library of Australia

Settlement: Canberra

Associated Manuscript Items:
Canticum Athanasii
Vigils of the Dead

Library ref: MS.1172

Acquisition: Bequeathed by E.A. Petherick (book collector and bibliographer, 1847-1917)

Binding: Contemporary binding of sheepskin over oak boards with bevelled edges. Remains of two straps on front cover, holes for the studs in back cover.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (6)1, (8)2-4, (2)5, (7)6, (8)7-15. Quire 6 lacks its third sheet

Composite: yes

Condition: Edges trimmed and with the lettering PSALMS

Deco desc: English in style: black, red, and blue entries in the Calendar with the KL in gold, red, and blue; red rubrics; caps in fill-ins alternately red and blue' small initials (20 x 15 mm) of each psalm in gold, blue, red; large initials (45 x 45 mm) in gold, red, and blue with marginal ivy-leaf sprays on 7r, 22r, 54r, 63v, 74r.

Dimensions: 228 x 148 mm

Extent: i + 111 folios


Hand desc: English littera gothica textualis


Layout: One col. of 23 lines (32 in Calendar)

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Orig date: s. xiv2

Orig place: England

Origin: The provenance is a diocese in the south of England and the Use is most likely Sarum.

Provenance: 16c.: Thomas ap syuan Thomas Weld, Britwell, Oxon. Francis Edwards, sale catalogue (date unknown), no. 632.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 1


Signatures: A few quire signatures

Support: vellum


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