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MS. Barlow 22

Summary Catalogue no.: 6461


Psalter (monastic)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander iii. 572, pl. LVII:

Fine miniatures.

Fine historiated initials.

Fine historiated and other borders.

Fine initials.


Brown leather, much worn, over bevelled boards, 15th-cent. English work.


Origin: c. 1321–41 ; English, Fenlands, Ramsey Abbey (?), later adapted for Peterborough Abbey

Provenance and Acquisition

Peterborough, Northamptonshire, Benedictine abbey of St Peter, St Paul, and St Andrew: (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership and from contents).

Thomas Barlow, 1607–1691

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1691

Record Sources

Summary description based on Elizabeth Solopova, Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (Oxford, 2013), pp. 174–82. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.


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Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.