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MS. Ashmole 1525

Summary Catalogue no.: 8229


Psalter (monastic choir psalter, with collects)
Language(s): Latin
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures (calendar pictures).


Historiated initials.

Other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 355, pl. XXX) Fine borders, historiated and other initials added to a Psalter of 13th century, first quarter. From fol. 140v script also 14th century. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 551, pl. LV)


Origin: 13th century, first quarter (before 1220); additions, 14th century, beginning ; English, Canterbury; additions, English

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church (?) : Has obits of "Thomas Golstone Prior" (i. e. of Canterbury) and of "Dominus Gervasius de Crambrok" (s. xv). (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

Wormald treats it as a St Augustine's Canterbury calendar, see Engl. Ben. Kalendars after A. D. 1100, HBS 1 (1938) 47. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 83–92. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (68 images from 35mm slides)


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 15
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 183

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.