Script: Written by a single scribe in bold, early gothic bookhand. Notes by several later scribes, some of which have been erased. Full page initial B (f. 2v) in blue with pink and blue interior vine-stem patterns, on gold ground surrounded by red rectangular frame outlined in black. Smaller gold initials, 10- to 8-line, for Psalms 26, 38, 51, 52, 80, 97, 101, 109 (ff. 21r, 33v, 43r, 43v, 53v, 68r, 70r, 83r), of similar design, on blue ground with vine-stem patterns of olive green, white, and red, and rectangular frame of red and white. Other psalms introduced by gold initials, 9- to 3-line, outlined in red, infilled and surrounded by blue penwork designs; headings and first letter of each verse in red. Most decorative initials are severely rubbed.
Parchment (sturdy), ff. 125 (125 = back pastedown), 196 x 141 (128 x 89) mm. Written in 20 long lines; double horizontal bounding lines, single vertical, all full across. Ruled in ink; prickings (slashes) in upper, lower, and outer margins. Manuscript on parchment (sturdy) of Calendar; Psalter; Six canticles; and Litany.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Psalters
Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions
Illuminated manuscripts Manuscripts
Archives or Manuscripts
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
Beinecke MS 211
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 211. Psalter, etc. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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