A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Douce 118

Summary Catalogue no.: 21692


Psalter ('The Aspremont Psalter')

Companion volume of a Book of Hours ('the Aspremont Psalter-Hours'), now in Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Signature of illuminator 'Nicolaus', fol. 142. Pächt and Alexander i. 554, pl. XLII:

Fine historiated borders.

Fine historiated initials.

Fine other initials.


Panels containing flowers, dragons, pelicans, etc., French (?) 15th cent. (?), on leather covering boards.


Origin: c. 1290–1310 ; French, Lorraine (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 297–305. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (225 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 77

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.