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Name: Psalterium

Repository: Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:

Library ref: 38/1

Acquisition: Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952

Binding: binding 17c. black pigskin over boards

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (8)1-9 (6)10; Ar. is blank, Br.ÑHv. are ruled in brown ink


Condition: Edges cut and gilded worm-holes in fols 171Ñ5, A, BÑH.

Deco desc: red rubrics; caps alternately red, and blue; illuminated initials (30 x 30 mm) in gold, blue, green, red with marginal extensions on lr.a, lv.a, rs gold with pale red penwork on 18r. 24r.b, 29v.a, 34v.b, 42r.a, 4 55v.b, a, or blue, with pale red penwork on 57r. 58v), 61 r. and red, with blue work on 58r.a, 59v.

Dimensions: 135 x 100 mm

Extent: viii + 78

Foliation: foliation modern arabic numerals pencil,

Hand desc: Italian littera gothica textualis


Layout: two cols each of 28 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales for the year ended 30 June 1953, Sydney 1954, p. 4; K. V. Sinclair, ÔManuscrits mŽdiŽvaux dÕorigine franciscaine en AustralieÕ, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum, Vol.LVII (1964), p. 377.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xivex or s. xvin.

Orig place:


Provenance: Av. in 17c. hand is the note ÔQuesto salmista e del luogo di santo juliano delÕaquilaÕ;[N42] Hv. has the no.Õ94Õ in the same hand; a letter accompanying the MS. and dated 11.4.1922, from Messrs Angus and Robertson, Sydney advises that the volume was acquired from Messrs Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles, London; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir William Dixson

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 39



Support: vellum, fly leaves i-viii 17 c paper


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