[Psalter with glossia ordinaria].

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[France?], [between 1150 and 1200]
336 leaves : parchment ; 255 x 167 (170 x 55) mm bound to 258 x 173 mm.


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Summary note
Psalms with Glossa ordinaria. Text is followed by Cantica Isaie prophete (fol. 317r-336v), lesser canticles for Lauds, Monday to Saturday, glossed.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Marginal and interlinear glosses. Notes and schemata in ink and leadpoint. Eight parchment tabs added, possibly in the 14th century, now trimmed away.
  • Incipit: “Beatvs uir qui non habiit in consilio impiorum, et in uia peccatorum non stetit…”
  • Explicit: “Laudate eum in cimbalis bene sonantibus; laudate eum in cimbalis iubilacionis omnis spiritus laudet dominum.”
  • Collation: Parchment ; fol. i (paper) + 336 + i (paper) ; quiremarks in red ; modern foliation in pencil.
  • Layout: 13-14 lines per page
  • Decoration: The customary 8 psalms are marked with 2- to 3-line initials (corresponding to 4-6 lines of gloss), some colored and decorated. Two-line Romanesque initials at psalm openings and 1-line minor initials for verses generally alternate between red, light blue, green, and ochre.
  • Origin: Possibly written in southern France in the second half of the 12th century.
Binding note
Later binding. Italy (?), 17th century. Limp-parchment binding with yapps made from the inner bifolium of a 14th-century (?) Italian manuscript which includes Psalms 103:32-104:14 and continues on the front with Psalm 104:14-30. Headbands.
Language note
Early and intermediate provenance is unknown. In the later Middle Ages it was probably in a religious house. Acquired by George Dunn in 1908. Sold from his collection at Sotheby's, London in 1913 to Maggs Bros. Later owned by Charles L.F. Robinson. Auction in 1917 at the Anderson Galleries where it was purchased by Grenville Kane. Princeton University Library acquired the manuscript from Kane's heirs in 1946.
Source acquisition
Acquired; Estate of Grenville Kane; 1946.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 2, pages 7-9.
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Also available in an electronic version.
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Other title(s)
  • Cantica Isaie prophete.
  • Glossa ordinaria.
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