Psalter. 1330 by
Call Number: Z105.5 1330 .C38
Publication Date: 1330
Variant Title: Liber usualis
Title: [Psalter, Antiphons and Hymns]
Contributor: Bradway, Lillian Neale, -1938, former owner.
Catholic Church -- Hymns
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- California -- Los Angeles
Initials -- 1321-1340
Leather bindings (Binding)
Raised cords; Wooden boards; Furniture (Binding)
Wooden boards; Furniture (Binding)
Ink stamps (Provenance) -- United States -- 19th century
Auction copies (Provenance) -- United States -- 19th century
Description: Manuscript codex.
Title provided by cataloger; formerly referred to as "Liber usualis"
"The script of the psalter and hymnal suggests that the manuscript was made in Italy in the fourteenth century. the manuscript is written in Gothic Textualis formata. A fourteenth-century Italian manuscript written in a similar script is a fourteenth-century Boethius at Columbia University (Benjamin MS 4)" -- Elizabeth Teviotdale, from notes laid in
Collation: Parchment, fol. 172 (1r blank, ruled)
Layout: Written in 20 lines; some text and letters in red ink; music lined red in four staves.
Script: Written in gothic textualis formata.
Decoration: elaborate eight-line initial in red and blue ink first leaf of text, and hundreds of two-line initials in red and blue ink; all with marginal extensions.
Binding: In ful leather over wooden boards with metal furniture and raised cords.
Format: 202 numbered leaves : parchment, music ; 327 x 243 mm. bound to 350 x 265 mm.
NOTES: Acquisition Source
gift ; Estate of Lillian Neale Bradway; 19460806.
Bookplate of Frank Wood; William Appleton, 76 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, Jan. 12, 1872, auction stamp.