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

MS. Rawl. C. 940

Summary Catalogue no.: 12771

Contents

Psalter (portable)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 283)

History

Origin: 13th century, second or third quarter ; Flemish, Bruges-Ghent area

Provenance and Acquisition

Abingdon, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of St Mary the Virgin: 'Hic liber pertinit ad Iohannem Crystalle monachum Abend'' (foot of fol. 118r, ?s. xv) (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 321–6. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862–1900).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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