The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.10.11
Manuscript Title

Greek Psalter

Alternative Title

Psalterium Graece.

James Number 222
Century 14th15th
Physical Description

22 lines to a page. Well written, ornament in green and brown on f.1.


Given by Whitgift.

On the fly-leaf is stuck a slip of vellum of cent. xiii, xiv, with the beginning of the Psalm Dixi custodiam uias meas as far as dolor meus renouatus est, and on the back of this in a hand of cent. xvi isManus latina Theodori Archiep.Also twice on the fly-leaf is writtenLiber Theodori Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis qui obiit Anno 690.This inscription is on a par with several which occur in Greek MSS. of the xvth century at Corpus Christi College [See further Sources of Abp Parker's Collection of the present writer.Camb. Ant. Soc.1899.

Religious House Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine Cathedral Priory (Christ Church)
Donor Whitgift, John (1530/31?–1604), Archbishop of Canterbury, Master of Trinity
Size (cm) 21.5 x 14.5
Folio 167 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek

α8-κα8 (wants 8 blank).

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Contents :
f.1 The Psalter Ἀρμονίης ϊερής μελιηδέα ἄσματα Δαυε&&;δ
Ps. 151 is added.
f.152 Cantica. ίδὴ μωϋσέως ἐν τή ἐξὠ̑δω
Ending with Benedictus.
f.166 Hymns for Easter
Των ὁγγέλων ή δᾠμιος κατεπλάγη ήρὡν σε.
ή ἐκ σοῡ σαρκωθείς θεὥς καί ἄνθρωπος.
ὁλληλουΐα. (ter)


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James, M. R., The Ancient Libraries of Canterbury and Dover (Cambridge, 1903), p. 529

Easterling, P., 'Before Palaeography: Notes on Early Descriptions and Datings of Greek Manuscripts', Studia Codicologiae (1977), 179-87

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