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

MS. Douce 272

Summary Catalogue no.: 21846


Psalter (Dominican) (portable psalter with antiphons)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).


Attributable to the Maestro del Messale Barbo. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 681, pl. LXV)

Fine historiated borders.

Fine historiated initials.


Black leather on boards, with gold stamped pattern, Italian.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter (1455 × 61 (?)) ; Italian, Brescia

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. 577–84. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 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. 127

Last Substantive Revision

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