MS. Holkham Gr. 2
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Diktyon no.: 48070
Liturgical Psalter (fols 1r-138r); the 9 Canticles (fols 138v-150v). 15th century.
With book epigram beneath the headpiece: Δα(υὶ)δ προφή(του) καὶ β⟨ασιλέως⟩ μέλος. Ψαλμ(ὸς) τῷ Δα(υὶ)δ (see DBBE). Red large upper dots indicate pause(s) during the reading. Indications of endings of Kathismata are mixed with the beginnings; e.g. fol .18v κάθ. Δ.
4th Kathisma (after fol 23v there is a lacuna from Ps. 30: 13- Ps. 31: 2)
6th Kathisma (fols 32r-v later additions; fols 38v-39v < 39r-v pasted later additions)
10th Kathisma (fols 63v-64v al man.: Ps. 71)
13th Kathisma (fols. 85v-86r, pasted fols in different hand)
See Additions, below.
22 lines per page.
(cf.) Ioannes Rhossos (for the main body of the codex); fol. 32r-v later hand (16th c.?); fol. 86r pasted text over the initial one.
Illuminated head-pieces: fol. 1r; fol. 70r.
Typical Holkham binding of black gilt calf, with Coke family ostrich crest in gilt in the centre of the upper cover. Date: early nineteenth century. Rebound by John Jones of Liverpool (worked for Holkham 1816–1823). Spine: PSALTERIUM / GRAECUM-/ M.S.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-03-12: Revisions to provenance and additions sections.