PSALMS WITH CALENDAR, CANTICLES & LITANY

MS 1371
MS Short Title PSALMS 
Text
  1. BIBLE: PSALMS WITH CALENDAR, CANTICLES AND LITANY
  2. YOU HAVE BEEN AGAIN TO ME UNKIND, LOVE POEM
  3. OFFER OF INDULGENCE, DATED 1356
  4. CONFESSION TO THE 7 DEADLY SINS
  5. CONFESSION OF SINNING AGAINST THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
  6. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
  7. CONFESSION OF SINNING WITH THE 5 SENSES
  8. CONFESSION OF SINNING AGAINST THE WORKS OF MERCY
Description MS in Latin (texts 1, 3) and Middle English (texts 2, 4-8) on vellum, Arras or St. Omer, North France, mid 13th c. (text 1), England, 1356 (text 3) & 15th c. (texts 2, 4-8), 208 ff. (-5), 12x9 cm, single column, (8x5 cm), 18 lines in Gothic book script of medium grade and quality by 2 scribes, versal capitals throughout in burnished gold or blue with penwork, linefillers throughout in red, blue and gold, about 180 illuminated initials in thickly raised burnished gold on red and blue grounds, often with full-length bar borders, 6 calendar miniatures, and 9 large historiated initials in gold and colours with 3/4 borders with grotesques.
Binding England, 18th c., blindstamped calf, sewn on 4 thongs.
Provenance 1. Probably Longbriddy Church, Dorset (16th c.) ; 2. Thomas Weld of Lulworth Castle, Dorset (d. 1810) and his descendants (until 1980); 3. Sotheby's 24.6.1980:55; 4. Sotheby's 18.6.1991:121.
Commentary Texts 5, 7, and 8 are unique and unpublished.
See also MS 710, Magna Carta with calendar, Yorkshire, 1300-1307
MS 673, Missal with list of festival days, Essex, 1405-1410
Place of origin North France
Dates mid 13c AD

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