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


Fine historiated borders and initials, and other initials. Signature of illuminator 'Nicolaus', fol. 142. (Pächt and Alexander i. 554, pl. XLII)


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.