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Beinecke MS 1171
France, [approximately 1415]
76 l. : parchment ; 210 x 150 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment containing a rearrangement of the Psalms, and in many cases
of indiviudal verses within the Psalms, with an elaborate series of marginal references,
some in red, linking the text to a subject index at f2v-f3v. Manuscript also contains
the texts of several prayers; a farsed version of the Pater Noster by Petrus de Alliaco;
and a numbered list of the headings of the Psalms, attributed to Cassiodorus.
Previously owned by the Convent des Grands Augustins, Paris; Charles F. Cutts. Purchased
at Christie's London sale, 2013 June 12, lot 24 on the Albert H. Childs Fund, 2013.
Annotation at f67v. identifies the author as "Io. Ost." and the manuscript as having
been written at Castel San Pietro, whilte the author was with the antipope John XXIII
"n. p. io. 23").
Ownership inscriptions include early signatures by Phillippus Vergier; robert Lemayn;
and Frater Stephanus Vixier.
F11v inscribed, in an eighteenth-century hand: "Bibliotheca Augustinianae Generalis
Collegii Parisiensis fol. 10."
Layout: single columns of 24 lines.
Script: gothic book hand.
Decoration: rubricated. one line initials blue with red penwork or red with brown
penwork. One large initial with marginal extensiton in red and blue, smudged.
Binding: eighteenth-century full brown calf, gilt oval centerpiece on covers. Upper
also has large blind oval stamp depicting St. Augustine enthroned between kneeling
Psalter (Abridged). General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Psalters -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy -- 15th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.