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

MS. Lat. liturg. a. 3

Summary Catalogue no.: 30555


Psalter, Dominican use (Choir Psalter)

Companion volume to MS. Lat. liturg. a. 3.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).


By four hands (Pächt and Alexander ii. 683, pl. LXVI), the second identifiable as the Maestro del Messale Barbo:

Fine historiated and other borders.

Fine historiated initials.

Fine other initials.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Brescia or Padua (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Found at the end of MSS. Liturg. in 1885'

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 572–7. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 137

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.