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MS. Gough Liturg. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: 18338


Psalter (portable)

Originally part of MS. Rawl. liturg. e. 1*, portable breviary of Hyde Abbey, Winchester.

Pr. J. B. L. Tolhurst, The Monastic Breviary of Hyde Abbey, HBS (1930, etc.).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Related in style to the Master of the Queen Mary Psalter. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 545, pl. LIV).

Fine borders.

Fine historiated initials.

Fine other initials.

Fine miniatures (partly defaced) in East Anglian style on fols. 2, 3, 11, 22, 23, 36, 37, 49, 50, 61, 62, 71. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 546, pl. LV).


Origin: 1292 × 1304 (?) English, Winchester and East Anglia ;

Provenance and Acquisition

Hyde, Hampshire, Benedictine abbey of Holy Trinity, St Mary the Virgin, and St Peter: Hyde kalendar. (MLGB3: Liturgical evidence, often to be found in the kalendar).

Gough liturg. 8 and Rawl. liturg. e.1* probably formed one volume: it looks as though the blue in Gough liturg. 8 fol. 71v has flaked off onto Rawl. liturg. e.1*, fol. 1r. Kalendar ed. by J.B.L. Tolhurst, The monastic breviary of Hyde Abbey, HBS (1932), v. Binding (s. xviii i ) identical with that of Rawl. liturg. e.1*. Double cols. of 36 lines. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 124–32. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (38 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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