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MS. Douce 59

Summary Catalogue no.: 21633


Psalter (portable secular Psalter)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Codex aureus purpureus. Important miniatures, ornaments, borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 416, pl. XXXIV)


Origin: French, area of Rheims ; 9th century, middle

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. 264–70. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.


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Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.