Single paper leaf containing part of Psalm 118, 121-142, written as prose but with red capital letters marking the openings of all verse-lines. Possibly from Liège, North-East France, c1500.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 545
- Dates of Creationc1500
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialLatin
- Physical DescriptionSingle leaf
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
A medieval psalter usually comprised a Calendar, the 150 Psalms, and a collection of canticles and creeds. The three text-types worked together in the practice of the Divine Office, the Church's daily public prayer. When a psalter-book was intended for private use as well, other texts, such as prologues, hymns, or favourite prayers were added.
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Bought from Bondy in 1961.
Other Finding Aids
See R Watson 'Descriptive list of fragments of Medieval manuscripts in the University of London Library' (1976).
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
5½" x 3½". Initials in red and blue; red capitals; rubricated.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.