PRESCISSA BIBLE: PSALMS

MS 1555
MS Short Title BIBLE: PSALMS (ENGLAND)
Text BIBLE: PSALMS 88:8 - 24; 95:9 - 96:9
Description MS in Latin on vellum, East Anglia?, England, late 13th c., 2 ff., 28x20 cm, single column, (23x15 cm), 18 lines in a formal Gothic book script of highest grade, 30 1- to 2-line decorated initials with extensive penwork, 1 full-length bar border, 14 line-fillers, all in red and blue.
Provenance 1. Charlie Stocker, Cambridge (-1978); 2. Dr. George Salt, Cambridge, MS IX & X (1978-1991); 3. Sotheby's 17.12.1991:8b. 4. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:58
Commentary In the highest grade of Gothic book script (Latin: Littera minuscula gothica textualis prescissa formata), the feet of the minims are sharply cut off horizontally.
Place of origin England
Dates late 13c AD

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